The Coffs Coast plays a starring role in the latest novel by former
Sawtell local and popular author Jenn J McLeod.
Released on May 1, ‘The Other Side of the Season’ is the fourth in Jenn
J. McLeod’s successful ‘Seasons Collection’ and she will be promoting it at the
Harry Bailey Memorial Library on Wednesday May 25.
Jenn’s stories are all about ‘small towns with big hearts and all the
quirky, lovable Aussie characters readers enjoy’.
“They are contemporary stories that embrace life, love and second
chances as characters reconnect with, or sometimes discover, the country roots
that run deep,” she says.
‘The Other Side of the Season’ starts with Sidney
offering to drive her brother to Byron Bay to escape the Blue Mountains winter,
but she neglects to mention her planned detour to the small coastal town of
Thirty-five years before, Watercolour Cove was a very different place. Two
brothers work the steep, snake-infested slopes of a Coffs Coast banana
plantation. Seventeen-year-old David does his share, but spends too much time
daydreaming and being with Tilly, the pretty girl next door. His older brother,
Matthew, is more focused. His future is on the land and he plans to take over
the Greenhill plantation from his father.
But in the winter of 1979, tragedy strikes and starts a chain reaction that
ruins lives for many years. Those who can, escape the Greenhill plantation. One
stays - trapped on the mountain and haunted by memories and lost dreams - until
the arrival of a curious young woman, named Sidney, whose love of family shows
everyone the truth can heal, what’s wrong can be righted, the lost can be found
and there’s another side to every story.
The event has been organised in conjunction with the Book Warehouse and
copies of Jenn McLeod’s four ‘Seasons’ books will be available for purchase on
The evening will begin with refreshments at
5:30pm with the talk beginning at 6pm. The event is free, however bookings are
essential. Book online via http://tinyurl.com/JennMcleodAuthorTalk or call 6648
4900 to secure your place.