Author Talk: The Heart is a Star

Join Megan Rogers in conversation with Claire Halliday.

Layla Byrnes is exhausted. She’s juggling a demanding job as an anaesthetist, a disintegrating marriage, her young kids, and a needy lover. And most particularly she’s managing her histrionically unstable mother.

But this year, it’s different. When her mother rings just before Christmas, she doesn’t follow the usual script. Instead, she tells Layla that there’s something she needs to tell her about her much-loved father. In response, Layla drops everything to rush to her childhood home on the wild west coast of Tasmania. She’s determined to finally confront her mother – and find out what really happened to her father – and lay some demons to rest.

The Heart is a Star is an engrossing and powerfully absorbing novel about the complicated and beautiful messiness of midlife; about the ways in which we navigate an intricate, complicated world; and how we can uncover our true selves when we are forced to face the myths that make us.

Join debut author Megan Rogers in conversation with Claire Halliday. Suitable for adults. Free event and bookings essential.

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