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Cover of 'The Skeleton House by Katherine Allum, with circular head shot of the author.

Fremantle Press Great Big Book Club

Join us for the highly anticipated launch of The Skeleton House by 2023 Fogarty Literary Award winner Katherine Allum.

 About the book

Meg’s life is woven into the fabric of St. Stephens. It’s a tapestry made of two precious children, a hidden truth, and a husband whose ideas of a perfect wife do not match her own. When Meg puts her foot down on a third kid, gets a job, and is empowered by the same book group that was meant to keep her in her place, her marriage begins to disintegrate. Set in a tiny Mormon community, this is a novel about resilience and courage – the fierceness of mother-love and the power that comes with never forgetting who you really are.

About the author

Katherine Allum is an award-winning fiction author. American-born, she grew up in four different states, but has strongest ties to Portland, Oregon and regional southwest Nevada. After spending several years in London, she now lives in Perth with her husband. She does her best story plotting while swimming.

This event is run in partnership with Fremantle Press and Boffins Books.

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    Event Showings

    Thursday 6 June 2024
    6.30pm to 8.30pm

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    Free, bookings required.

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    City of Perth Library

    573 Hay Street

    Perth WA 6000

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    Wheelchair access