Meet Rebecca Lister and Tony Kelly
Free

Meet Rebecca Lister and Tony Kelly

Date & time
Wed 11 Mar 2020
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Add to Calendar 2020-03-11 18:00 2020-03-11 19:00 Australia/Brisbane Meet Rebecca Lister and Tony Kelly When Rebecca Lister and Tony Kelly move form Melbourne to Mount Isa to care for Rebecca’s elderly mother, Diana, they have no idea what they’ve signed up for. The isolation, sweltering heat and limited employment opportunities make settling into the mining town a challenge. While Rebecca deals with her mother’s declining health and delves into her own past, Tony takes on a new role in native title law. Caring for Diana – a witty, crossword-loving 92-year-old – proves to be a more enriching experience than either Tony or Rebecca thought possible. As they make deeper connections to the land and community, they find themselves flourishing in a most unexpected place. <em>Growing Pineapples in the Outback</em> explores the highs and lows of caring for an ageing parent, while also celebrating the rewards of a simpler life. Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Rebecca and Tony to sign. To reserve your place <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/meet-rebecca-lister-and-tony-kelly-bracken-ridge-library-tickets-88742413949" target="_blank">visit Eventbrite</a> or phone the library. Bracken Ridge Library, 77 Bracken Street, Bracken Ridge
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Age

Young adults, Adults, Seniors

Cost

Free

When Rebecca Lister and Tony Kelly move form Melbourne to Mount Isa to care for Rebecca’s elderly mother, Diana, they have no idea what they’ve signed up for. The isolation, sweltering heat and limited employment opportunities make settling into the mining town a challenge. While Rebecca deals with her mother’s declining health and delves into her own past, Tony takes on a new role in native title law.

Caring for Diana – a witty, crossword-loving 92-year-old – proves to be a more enriching experience than either Tony or Rebecca thought possible. As they make deeper connections to the land and community, they find themselves flourishing in a most unexpected place.

Growing Pineapples in the Outback explores the highs and lows of caring for an ageing parent, while also celebrating the rewards of a simpler life.

Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Rebecca and Tony to sign.

To reserve your place visit Eventbrite or phone the library.

Bookings

Bookings required. Phone Bracken Ridge Library on 07 3667 6060 to reserve your place.

Venue

Bracken Ridge Library, 77 Bracken Street, Bracken Ridge

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