The Sunday Best Bookclub - Janita Cunnington

Sunday 04 March 2018
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Tickets $7.50, Book (Child of Mine) $32.99
Tickets available until 04 March 2018 10:00 AM

Bookclubs and authors unite at Avid Reader's Sunday Best Bookclub. This is a bookclub for people who are already in a bookclub, people who have always wanted to join a bookclub, or for people who would like to meet and talk with some of Australia's finest writers.

Meet author Janita Cunnington and discuss her latest novel Child of Mine in a leisurely Sunday morning of literary pleasure. 

Spanning three decades, Child of Mine is a deeply resonant novel about a maternal tug-of-love and the little girl caught in the middle.

Janita Cunnington was born at the end of World War II in the small New South Wales town of Barraba, in the heart of New England sheep country. Her relations spent their days managing their households and mobs of sheep, and their evenings reposing in happy ignorance of their convict taint.

When her father was discharged from the army, the family moved to Brisbane to live with her paternal grandfather in his sprawling Queenslander. She spent her early childhood there, loitering in its ambit and coming under the lasting influence of houses and their stories.

For many years she earned her living as an editor, eventually retired, and in due course claimed credit for grandchildren.

Janita now lives on Stradbroke Island.

Avid Kitchen + Garden open from 8.30am for breakfast. See menu here.

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