BOOK LAUNCH - NICOLE ALEXANDER 15 SEPTEMBER 2016
Nicole Alexander and Librarian Sarah Little at the launch of River Run
Winner of the autographed copy of River Run - Dennis Carrigan
by Local Author: Nicole Alexander
Book Setting: New South Wales, Australia
It is January 1951, and after a year away Eleanor Webber has returned home to River Run, her family's sprawling sheep property in western New South Wales. Fleeing a failed love affair back in Sydney, she hopes for some time and space to heal.
But with shearing of over 25,000 sheep about to commence, and the infamous and moneyed Margaret Winslow and her husband Keith staying in the main house as her mother's guests, that dream is quickly dashed.
More worryingly, her half-brother Robbie is increasingly running wild, playing tricks on his governess, antagonising the jackeroos and obsessing about a communist invasion. Though only eleven, Robbie has appointed himself guardian of the property and, in his treehouse by the river, he readies for an imminent attack. Armed with a gun.
Then, with a storm looming and tensions rising in the shearing shed, a mysterious stranger appears on the horizon.
And in one disastrous moment young Robbie entangles Eleanor in a situation that will have serious repercussions for every member of the Webber family . . .
Previous books by Nicole:
All available from your Library
The Bark Cutters (2010)
A Changing Land (2011)
Absolution Creek (2012)
Sunset Ridge (2013)
The Great Plains (2014)
Wild Lands (2015)
Nicole was born and raised on the northwest plains of New South Wales, Australia with her family property located north-west of Moree near the QLD border. Nicole’s great-grandfather selected the holding in 1893 and lies buried in the land he loved. It’s this sense of emotional attachment that generational landholders have towards their properties that in part, compelled Nicole to write about rural Australia and its history.
Nicole has been passionate about writing for over twenty-five years. Her works reflect a sense of continuity and an inherent love for the land that is steeped in authenticity.
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