'Toni Jordan' author event

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  • Location: Madissons restaurant, Noosaville, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

Our next Courier Mail Big Book Club event will feature Toni Jordan, author of 'Addition'. 

This Noosa Library event will be held at Madissons restaurant, 271 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville on Monday 21 April at 3pm.  Bookings are essential.  Price is $10 and includes tea, coffee and afternoon tea.  Bookings are open now and need to be made at Noosa Library on the booking sheet on the wiki (limited to 60) with payment on the day at Madissons when they arrive.  Please please please remember to let them know to contact us if they need to cancel so that someone else can take their place.  Please please please also remember to tell them that this event will be held at Madissons, not the library!

Addition by Toni Jordan

'A stylish, witty and moving love story.' Sigrid Thornton

The Book

Grace Vandenburg orders her world with numbers: how many bananas she buys, how many steps to the café, how many poppy seeds on her daily piece of orange cake.

She always sits at the first available table, starting from the top left-hand corner and proceeding around the room and inwards in a clockwise direction.

Every morning she brushes her hair 100 times, brushes her teeth with 160 strokes of her toothbrush.

She can remember the day she started to count, how she used numbers to organise her adolescence, her career, even the men she went out with.

But something has gone wrong. Grace used to be a teacher, but now she is living on sickness benefits; as the parent of one of her students put it, 'she's mad'. Her father is dead, her mother a mystery to her, her sister sympathetic but not finally able to understand.

Only her niece Hilly can connect with her. And Grace can only connect with Nikola-Nikola Tesla, the turn-of-the-century inventor whose portrait sits on her bedside table and who rescues her in her dreams.

Then one day all the tables at the café are full. As she hesitates in the doorway a stranger invites her to sit with him.
The Author

Toni Jordan was born in Brisbane in 1966 and graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science. She has worked as a sales assistant, molecular biologist, quality control chemist and marketing manager. Following an early mid-life crisis, Toni left her job in the vitamin industry and enrolled in RMIT's Professional Writing and Editing course with the idea of starting her own writing business. She needed one more subject, so she picked Novel-and in 2006 won a Varuna Awards master class to develop her debut novel, Addition. Toni lives in Melbourne where she works as a freelance copywriter.

The Courier-Mail Big Book Club aims are to promote the love of reading, encourage readers to give other titles that they might not necessary read a go, support emerging and established Queensland and Australian authors and facilitate the bringing together of authors, libraries, communities, and booksellers in both regional and metropolitan areas.

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Madissons restaurant, Noosaville, Not Assigned

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