An event with

Charlotte Wood in conversation with Kate Collins

Stone Yard Devotional

Thursday 21st March 2024 at 7:00pm

Daunt Books Summertown

Tickets £5.00

Description

Stone Yard Devotional is the powerful new novel from Charlotte Wood. Don’t miss a rare UK visit from this brilliant and beloved Australian author. Charlotte will be in conversation with Kate Collins, author of A Good House for Children. Tickets are £5 including a glass of wine or soft drink.

Burnt out and in need of retreat, a middle-aged woman leaves Sydney to return to the place she grew up, taking refuge in a small religious community hidden away on the stark plains of the Australian outback. She doesn’t believe in God, or know what prayer is, and finds herself living this strange, reclusive existence almost by accident. But disquiet interrupts this secluded life with three visitations. First comes a terrible mouse plague, each day signalling a new battle against the rising infestation. Second is the return of the skeletal remains of a sister who disappeared decades before, presumed murdered. And finally, a troubling visitor plunges the narrator further back into her past.

Remarkable. I am still trying to figure out how she pulled it off
-Tim Winton

Subtly powerful and utterly engrossing
-Claire Fuller

Both profound and addictively entertaining. I loved it
-Clare Chambers

Event Details

Thursday 21st March 2024 Event starts at 7:00pm

Venue address:

Daunt Books Summertown
247-249 Banbury Road,
Summertown,
Oxford,
OX2 7HN

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