Thursday, 14 December 2017

Edition 31 – August September October

Fiction

By Lia Hills

‘The Crying Place is a brave and devastating novel of grief, place and belonging. I was swept up in Hills’ voice and by her storytelling skills right from the opening pages and I wasn’t released back into the world until I reached the end. Even then, the novel doesn’t let you go. Its grace, compassion and deep humanity make you see our country anew. This book is bracing and tough, kind and generous.’

– Christos Tsiolkas

About The Foothills

The Foothills magazine is truly appreciated by the local community. It covers business, community and tourisms news, events, local success stories and more. The site features electronic newsletters, feature stories, recipes, photographs and news, all from the Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey and Tecoma communities.

From the Editor

Welcome to the first of the digital editions of The Foothills community news. Thanks to our wonderful team of volunteers that has put this edition together. Many are long term volunteers who you will have followed over several years and others are new writers inspired by the opportunities of the new digital edition.

We are keen to grow the Foothills with your contributions. If you have a club, a school or an interest that you’d like to tell us about each quarter then please contact me so we can arrange for your own column. We also welcome photos and quick news stories that we can use to update the Foothills between editions. Send those contributions and messages to thefoothills@coonarahouse.org.au.

Thanks and happy reading.

Regards

The Foothills Editor