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One Library One Book Community Read – The Wakes by Dianne Yarwood

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix


Central West Libraries is excited to announce the chosen book for this year’s One Library One Book community read. Dianne Yarwood’s bestselling novel The Wakes has been chosen for the innovative program in the Central West that takes the traditional book club concept to the next level. Named One Library One Book, the program aims to have everyone in the region read and discuss the same book.

Central West Libraries has distributed multiple copies of The Wakes across the Central West Libraries footprint – Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes and Orange. These copies have been added to the catalogues of the Library’s branches.

Author Dianne Yarwood will be touring the Central West in May to discuss the book with audiences.

Dianne will be speaking at the Cowra Library on Monday 22nd May at 10:30am. “The One Library, One Book program takes the idea of a book club and expands it to cover an entire region,” Central West Libraries Manager, Roslyn Cousins, said.

“The book is a heartfelt, funny and up-lifting debut about two failing marriages, two strangers falling in love, two friends embarking on a catering business – and the four funerals that connect them all.” “We are pleased to bring this book to readers of the Central West. It is already making a name for itself as a bestseller and will be filmed for TV, ” she said.

This is a story about Clare, Louisa and Chris. And sometimes Paul, and less often, Beth. It is most certainly not about frittatas (a terrible concession), and more to do with lemon tart (a perfect contrast of textures).

It is about what to do when your husband tells you that he doesn’t love you anymore. And what to do when you wife leaves you after too many rounds of IVF.

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