Welcome to Nowhere River by Meg Bignell, the heart-warming new novel from the author of The Sparkle Pages.
The small town of Nowhere River in southern Tasmania is suffering from drought and its inhabitants are struggling.
Len and Lucie Finlay are unable to move on from a past tragedy. Their Daughter-in-law, Carra is struggling to cope with her 10 month old twins and her husband, the town’s GP, is preoccupied with his job.
Farmer, Jerry Bradshaw, his wife, Josie, and teenage daughter, Flo, are finding it difficult to keep their cattle fed. They are afraid that the drought-breaking rains will fail to arrive.
Other residents’ businesses are also in trouble and there is an air of depression about the place that can’t be dispelled. Even the once long-running annual Agricultural Show has been abandoned for years.
Patricia Montgomery, the indomitable, long serving president of St Margery’s Ladies’ Club, has, however, come up with an idea to motivate the inhabitants and rejuvenate the town.
Will her plan work and put Nowhere River back on the map once more?
Full of diverse characters, many with quirky lifestyles and ribald humour, this novel overflows with love, anguish, tears and laughter. Many of them will be brought to mind well after the book is finished.
From the refined and domineering Patricia Montgomery to the eccentric, elderly larrikin, Cliffity Smith, with his love of garden gnomes and ferrets, there is so much to love about this thoroughly Australian township.
Immerse yourself in their lives for a while.
A must read for 2021!
Welcome to Nowhere River is available in paperback e-book and audiobook
About Meg Bignell
Meg Bignell was a nurse and a weather presenter on the telly before she surrendered to a persistent desire to write. Since then she has been writing almost every day – bits and pieces here and there, either to earn a crust, to get something off her chest or to entertain herself. She has written three short films, mostly because she wanted to do some acting and no one else would cast her. She sings a bit too, occasionally writes and performs cabaret, but is mostly very busy being a mother to three and a wife (to one). She lives with her family on a dairy farm on Tasmania’s East Coast.