Lean on Me
by Pat Simmons
February 19 – March 4, 2020
‘So much truth, so much aching and pain by humour. What a wonderful book. I can see the Australian novelist continuum from Patrick White and Thea Astley in her explicit representation of the character of Australians in regional towns. Others have compared Throsby with Tim Winton. I hope she is writing another book.’ Lindy Morrison in LoudMouth on Goodwood
‘Stunning … a distinctly Australian coming-of-age story … balancing carefully evoked dread with genuine warmth, it’s an assured and singular debut.’ The Big Issue on Goodwood
‘He strolled down Valley Road, only briefly, past the hairdresser and a small cafe. A warm wind stirred, carrying with it the faint smell of pies and horses, and the man paused for just a moment before he sat down. Benny Miller would have driven right past him in her station wagon on that bright and brimming day.’Borrow title
Professional Book Nerds with Pat Simmons
Pat has written 30+ novels and her latest is available to U.S. library cardholders with no waitlists or holds on Libby. Adam and Pat talk about the life of a caregiver, trying to care for parents who are sick, and take a deep dive into genealogy!