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Kylie Ladd in conversation with Kerri Sackville

HerCanberra and Muse are proud to present Kylie Ladd in conversation with Kerri Sackville to launch Kylie’s newest novel, The Way Back.

Come along and listen to Kylie and Kerri discuss all things books and writing (and there is also talk of interpretive dance…) Ask them burning questions, enjoy a glass of fine wine from Muse and grab your copy of The Way Back. Signed copies of the book will be able for purchase on the night.

Attendance is free but bookings are essential. Please register via Eventbrite.



Charlie Johnson is 13 and in her first year of high school. She loves her family, netball and Liam, the cute guy who sits next to her in Science — but most of all she loves horses and horse-riding. Charlie’s parents have leased her a horse, Tic Tac, from the local pony club, but one day they go out for a ride in the national park and only Tic Tac returns …

Four months later, long after the police and the SES have called off the search, Charlie is found wandering injured and filthy miles from where she was last seen. Her family rejoice in her return, but can anyone truly recover from what Charlie’s been through? When a life has been shattered, how do you put the pieces back together?

A moving, haunting and all-too-real novel that takes you beyond the headlines and explores a family’s worst nightmare with compassion and insight.


Kylie Ladd is a novelist and freelance writer. She has published four novels: After the Fall, Last Summer, which was highly commended in the FAW Christina Stead Award for fiction, Into My Arms, chosen as one of Get Reading’s ‘50 books you can’t put down’ for 2013, and her latest, Mothers and Daughters.

With Leigh Langtree she also edited the anthology Naked: Confessions of Adultery and Infidelity. Kylie holds a PhD in neuropsychology and lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children.

Kerri Sackville is an Australian author, columnist and social commentator. She is the author of When My Husband Does The Dishes… and The Little Book Of Anxiety – Confessions From A Worried Life.

Kerri is a columnist for Sunday Life magazine and the Fairfax website Daily Life, and is a regular contributor to news.com.au. She lives in Sydney with her son and two daughters, and a grumpy cat.


‘A gifted writer who knows how to weave the complexity of relationships into a beautifully crafted story.’ Mia Freedman, Mamamia

‘Kylie is a writer of great empathy; that quality is at the heart of her novels’. Jo Case, author of Boomer and Me

‘Ladd understands the complex relationships between women – and family – incredibly well.’ Adelaide Advertiser


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