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    'The Quiet and The Loud' - Rainbow Holstein Book Club Meeting

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    Join us for the next Rainbow Holstein Book Club catch up. Thanks to our friends across the road at Ambi's Chai we will have a couple of tables in their delightful establishment! (Don't worry our bookshop will also be open!!)

    We plan to chat about Helena Fox's book The Quiet and the Loud.

    A novel about the contours of friendship, family, forgiveness, trauma and love that explores the stories we suppress and the stories we speak - and the healing that comes when we voice the things we've kept quiet for so long.

    George's life is loud. On the water, though, with everything hushed above and below, she is steady, silent. Then her estranged dad says he needs to talk, and George's past begins to wake up, looping around her ankles, trying to drag her under.

    Everything is a blaring, blazing mess. Could Calliope, the girl who has just cartwheeled into George's world and shot it through with brilliant, dazzling colour, be her calm among the chaos?

    SHORTLISTED QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARDS GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY YOUNG ADULT BOOK AWARD 2023
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARDS WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS 2024
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS BOOK OF THE YEAR: OLDER READERS 2024
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR OLDER CHILDREN (AGES 13+) 2024


    Helena is a favourite at the Book Cow! While she won't be here on the night, we absolutely love her work and this will be a great opportunity to chat more about it. Helena lives by the ocean on Dharawal Country in Wollongong, Australia. A novelist, poet and writing mentor, she runs creative writing workshops for people of all ages. She is a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in the US, and can be found mostly on Instagram @helenafoxoz, posting about kindness, the sky and the sea. How It Feels to Float was Helena's acclaimed, award-winning debut novel.

    Don't forget that Book Club members can buy Helena's book with a 10% discount off the recommended retail price before or at the Book Club! Just use RAINBOW at checkout on our website store or tell the team instore. 


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