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Debut author to launch at Frankston Library

Wednesday 8 January 2020

With publishers and authors choosing Frankston City Libraries to launch their latest offerings, it really is the place to be in 2020.

To kick off the new decade, debut novelist, Rose Hartley, will launch Maggie’s Going Nowhere at Frankston Library on Wednesday 29 January at 6pm.

'Maggie's Going Nowhere is a whip-smart and heartwarming novel,' Miranda Tapsell

Maggie’s Going Nowhere is a fierce and funny debut introducing a thoroughly relatable and offbeat heroine.

'A compulsive and hilarious read. In Maggie, Hartley has created one of those indelible characters of whom we must thoroughly disapprove and yet cannot help but love,' Karen Joy Fowler

Maggie Cotton’s life is a hot mess.

In one day, she’s dumped by her boyfriend, disinherited by her mum, and kicked out of the three-year degree she’d stretched to a decade. And that was before she received the letter saying she owed the government $70,000.

But that’s no reason to grow up, is it?

With a decrepit 1960s caravan to call home, Maggie has to prove to her mother she can survive without a safety net, stop her loyal best friend Jen from marrying a scumbag, and convince her sexy workmate Rueben that she’s not a walking disaster.

For someone who’s spent her life avoiding hard work, she sure can move mountains when she’s got a little motivation – just don’t ask her to move the caravan.

Rose Hartley is a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Adelaide with her cat, Doris, and her 1962 caravan, Cecil. Maggie's Going Nowhere is her first novel.

Frankston City Libraries presents Rose Hartley for a FREE FrankTALK and book signing on Wednesday 29 January at 6pm at Frankston Library. Copies of Maggie’s Going Nowhere will be available to purchase on the night.

This event is FREE but bookings are essential via or 9784 1020.

Event details:

FrankTALK and book signing: Rose Hartley – Maggie’s Going Nowhere

Wednesday 29 January at 6pm

Frankston Library

60 Playne Street, Frankston


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