Rachel Givney drops in to chat about her historical fiction novel, 'Secrets My Father Kept'.
About this event
Author of 'Jane in Love', Rachel Givney will be joining us via Zoom to talk about her latest release 'Secrets My Father Kept'.
Discover how Rachel came to write this novel which is set in Poland on the eve of WWII and join in the discussion via chat or in question time following the presentation. Authors love questions about their work, writing processes and future projects.
All are welcome.
About the Book
Set in Poland on the eve of the Second World War, Secrets My Father Kept is the gripping story of a young woman determined to uncover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance and the dark secret from her father's past.
'Secrets My Father Kept' is a captivating novel about love, sacrifice, secrets and resilience, as the clock inexorably ticks down to a devastating world war.
It’s February 1939. As the Führer edges towards an invasion of Poland, total war looms in Europe.
However in Krakow, seventeen-year-old Marie Karska’s primary concern is the unexplained disappearance of her mother fifteen years ago, and her father Dominik’s unbreakable silence on the matter. Even his wife’s name is a secret he guards closely.
Dominik, a well-respected and innovative doctor at the local hospital, has devoted his life to caring for his only daughter. Yet a black fear haunts him - over the questionable act he committed to keep Marie safe. And with German troops now marching to the border, he needs to find her a husband. One who will protect her when he no longer can…
But Marie has already met the man she wants to marry: her childhood friend Ben. She’s determined that his Jewish faith won’t stand in the way of their future together. And nor will her father’s refusal to explain the past stop her from unpicking his darkest secret. . .
About the author
Rachel Givney is a writer and filmmaker originally from Sydney, Australia (currently based in Melbourne). She has worked on Offspring, The Warriors, McLeod's Daughters, Rescue: Special Ops and All Saints. Her films have been official selections at the Sydney Film Festival, Flickerfest and many more.