Our next Fiction Book Club get together is Wednesday January 27th at 6pm.

Please call 3394 4949 or email info@booksatstones.com.au to RSVP.

Our Book Clubs are free to join. We ask participants to purchase the book from Books@Stones at a 10% discount.

The book for discussion is Stone Sky Gold Mountain by award winning local author Mirandi Riwoe.

 

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Family circumstances force siblings Ying and Lai Yue to flee their home in China to seek their fortunes in Australia. Life on the gold fields is hard, and they soon abandon the diggings and head to nearby Maytown. Once there, Lai Yue finds a job as a carrier on an overland expedition, while Ying finds work in a local store and strikes up a friendship with Meriem, a young white woman with her own troubled past. When a serious crime is committed, suspicion falls on all those who are considered outsiders. Evoking the rich, unfolding tapestry of Australian life in the late nineteenth century, Stone Sky Gold Mountain is a heartbreaking and universal story about the exiled and displaced, about those who encounter discrimination yet yearn for acceptance.