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Sat, 24 Feb

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The Yass Book Store

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Join us to hear Robyn Cadwallader talk to author Karen Viggers about her new book Sidelines.

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24 Feb 2024, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Yass Book Store, 173 Comur St, Yass NSW 2582, Australia

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Hear about Karen Viggers new book Sidelines. Karen will be talking about the book, writing and more with Robyn Cadwallader.

A teenage sports game descends into a brawl after a controversial  line call in a fast-paced contemporary novel from the bestselling author  of The Orchardist's Daughter.

When a violent brawl erupts at a suburban junior soccer game, some onlookers are shocked. But others saw it coming. Rivalry, parental  pressure, coaching bias, inequity, and many other factors have played a  part in turning Saturday mornings into a pressure cooker. Thirteen-year-old  Audrey is a talented young football player. But does she want to play for Australia or does she just want to please her father, Ben, whose own thwarted sporting career looms large in his ambitions for his daughter? Audrey's mother, Jonica, doesn't know whether to be more concerned about her anxious daughter, her overbearing husband, or the only other girl on the team, Katerina, who is causing trouble on and off the field.  And Katerina's mother, Carmen, is so busy looking for opportunities to give Katerina more game time that she fails to notice what is really capturing her daughter's attention.

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