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In Conversation with Leah Kaminsky & Kylie Ladd (this event is now postponed to early 2024)

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Leah Kaminsky

Leah is a physician and award-winning writer. Her debut novel, The Waiting Room, won the Voss Literary Prize.

The Hollow Bones won both the Literary Fiction and Historical Fiction categories of the 2019 International Book Awards, and the 2019 American Book Fest’s Best Book Award for Literary Fiction. She is the author of ten books and holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Leah Kaminsky | Photo: Karen Quist (Lens & Pen Group)

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Kylie Ladd

Kylie Ladd’s sixth novel I’ll Leave You With This was published this year by Penguin Random House in Australia and Hodder and Stoughton in the UK and US.

A number of her previous novels have also been published overseas, and her fifth, The Way Back, is currently in development for film. Kylie holds a PhD in neuropsychology, practices in rural health and lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children.

Kylie Ladd

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Doll’s Eye | Leah Kaminsky

Doll's Eye | Leah Kaminsky

Sometimes there may be more to things than meets the eye.

Germany, 1933. Anna Winter returns home to find a note from her father, warning her of grave danger. She flees overnight, taking her precious doll collection with her, and sets sail for Australia. She lands a job at the Birdum Hotel and carves a new life, hiding her past from the world – until a chance encounter with an eccentric stranger, Alter Mayseh, changes everything.

Australia, 1938. A Yiddish poet fleeing persecution, Alter has seen the writing on the wall for his people. Armed with a letter of introduction from Albert Einstein, he manages his own escape from Europe and arrives in Australia in search of a safe place to call home. When fate leads him to Anna, he’s convinced he’s found his future with her. But a disturbing clue to her dark past threatens to unravel the delicate life she has built on top of the secrets left behind.

Shifting in time and place, Doll’s Eye weaves an intriguing story of love, loss and survival against a backdrop of war and displacement. Evocative and compelling, it brings into question the gap between what we see, and what we don’t.

I’ll leave you with This  | Kylie Ladd

I'll leave you with This | Kylie Ladd

The O’Shea sisters couldn’t be more different.

Allison, an obstetrician, has always put others before herself and is torn between her job and young family.

Prizewinning film director Bridie hasn’t had work in over a decade, though her actor husband is on the brink of stardom.

Clare, desperate for a baby, is bereft when her wife leaves her after their latest IVF failure.

And Emma, the youngest, has turned to God to fill the aching loneliness in her life.

When their only brother Daniel is killed the four women drift even further apart…

Then, on the third anniversary of Daniel’s death, Clare proposes an idea: they should trace the many recipients saved by his donated organs. Perhaps their brother’s gift of life can bring them back together again?

Enquiries:  Any event specific enquires should be direct to library@ballaratmi.org.au

$10 per person plus booking fee, or, can be purhased in the Library.

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will be handling book sales for the event.

This event is a BMI Community Cultural Project – Ballarat’s Oldest Cultural Institution

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November 30
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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