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Words on the Waves book launch: Pivotal Moments at Tuggerah Library
Author images and book covers with Words on the Waves logo



Tuggerah Library
Westfield Shopping Centre, 50 Wyong Rd
Tuggerah NSW 2259

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Words on the Waves and Central Coast Library Service will host local authors Deborah Pike, Meg Vertigan and Sally Smith at Tuggerah Library as part of the Words on the Waves book launch program for 2024.

These talented authors will form a panel to chat about their latest literary works as they launch them into the community.

Bookings open on 24 April 2024 via Words on the Waves website.

Book your place online, phone (02) 4350 1560 or ask in any library branch.

About the books

The Players by Deborah Pike
One hot summer, a group of university students gathers in an orchard to rehearse a play. Veronika is born for a life on the stage while Felix seizes his last chance for creative freedom. Sebastian woos Veronika, and Cassie longs for Sebastian. Josh and Gloria each carry a secret they are unable to share. Passion, rivalry and enduring connections will bind the Players across years and continents, long after the final curtain falls and they leave university behind. From Perth to Paris, Cambridge, London, Berlin and Dili the friends search for meaning in their careers and friendship, discover love and endure heartbreak.

Repacking for Greece by Sally Jane Smith 
When an apartheid arrest record derails Sally’s Canadian travel plans, she packs her mum’s 1978 travel diary and sets out solo for Greece. As she explores the landmarks her mother once visited — and more — Sally abandons old anxieties and delights in connecting the dots between history, legend and contemporary literature.

The Strong Dress by Meg Vertigan
It is 1977 and Kate is an HSC student from Sydney’s North Shore. Kate’s carefree/reckless behaviour leads her parents to seek the advice of a maverick Sydney psychiatrist, Dr Jack Grafton, where she is given a cocktail of drugs that leave her confused about what is real. The Strong Dress is a tragic dance of power, gender and scientific overconfidence in 1970s suburban Australia.

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