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    Fremantle Press presents the Great Big Book Club: The Skeleton House, winner of the Fogarty Literary Award 2023

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    The Fremantle Press Great Big Book Club presents The Skeleton House by Katherine Allum, winner of the Fogarty Literary Award.

    Join us as we celebrate the launch of this stunning new novel with help from founder of the Fogarty Foundation, Annie Fogarty.

    Doors will open at 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm start. Copies will be available for purchase on the night, courtesy of Boffins Books. The event is free to attend, but bookings are essential. 


    Meg’s life is woven into the fabric of St Stephens. It’s a tapestry made of two precious children, a hidden truth, and a husband whose ideas of a perfect wife do not match her own. When Meg puts her foot down on a third kid, gets a job, and is empowered by the same book group that was meant to keep her in her place, her marriage begins to disintegrate. Set in a tiny Mormon community, this is a novel about resilience and courage – the fierceness of mother-love and the power that comes with never forgetting who you really are.


    Katherine Allum is an award-winning fiction author. Her debut novel, The Skeleton House, won the 2023 Fogarty Literary Award and will be published by Fremantle Press in 2024. American-born, she grew up in four different states, but has strongest ties to Portland, Oregon and regional southwest Nevada. After spending several years in London, she now lives in Perth with her husband. She does her best story plotting while swimming.

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