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November Friday Night-In: The Greatest Gift by Rachael Johns & In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

October 19, 2017

DSC01816-minHad a long week?

Ready to drop?

Why not grab a drink, pull up your laptop and join us for the next episode of Friday Night In, screening 8pm Friday November 17. Authors Fiona Higgins and Kylie Ladd will be discussing two recent fiction releases, The Greatest Gift by best-selling Aussie storyteller Rachael Johns, and In The Midst of Winter by the evergreen Isabel Allende… and the best bit is that you can join in the Facebook live conversation with your own questions and comments!

If that’s not enough, Fiona and Kylie will also be joined by a mystery author… we can’t say too much, but she’s won awards for both her fiction and non-fiction, has helped shape some of Australia’s best-loved and most important publications, and will be a fabulous addition to the Friday Night In couch.

Hope you can make it!

31692The Greatest Gift by Rachael Johns 

Radio host Harper Drummond lives for her career. Every day she meets fascinating people doing extraordinary things, but has begun to wonder whether there could something more for her out there. She’s financially secure, happily married to Samuel and has a great group of friends — what more could she want? It’s only when she interviews one special couple that she starts to think about whether she could make a different kind of contribution.

Claire and Jasper Beggs are passionate about their thriving hot air balloon business and know they’re lucky to find such joy in their work and in each other. But while Jasper has accepted that he will never be a father, Claire has found it hard to come to terms with her infertility. She doesn’t want Jasper to regret choosing her over a child in the years to come. Is there a way to give themselves a real chance at being a happy family?

Can they find someone who will give them the greatest gift? Or will it come at a greater cost?

The poignant, heartwarming story of two women: one who wants nothing else than to be a mum, and one who never wanted to be a mother, from the bestselling, ABIA award-winning author of The Patterson Girls.

Grab a copy here

in-the-midst-of-winter (1)In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende 

The New York Times-bestselling author returns with a beautifully crafted novel of struggle, endurance, and friendship against the odds.

Amid the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory an unexpected friendship blossoms between three people thrown together by circumstance. Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young, undocumented migrant from Guatemala, and what at first seems an inconvenience takes an unforeseen turn when Evelyn comes to him and his neighbour Lucia Maraz, desperately seeking help.

Sweeping from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala to turbulent 1970s Chile and Brazil, and woven with Isabel Allende’s trademark humanity, passion and storytelling verve, In the Midst of Winter is a mesmerising and unforgettable tale.

Grab a copy here


  1. Anne P

    Disappointed I have a commitment that I have to attend. Will this be saved for later viewing?

    1. Better Reading

      Hi Anne,

      It will be! After the live video, you will still be able to access the video via our Facebook page.


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