Bestselling author Tania Blanchard will be joining us online to discuss her upcoming novel Echoes of War.

  • Thursday, 14 October 2021 | 06:30 PM – 07:30 PM

About the book

Inspired by Tania’s fathers Italian heritage Echoes of War is set in Mussolini’s Italy amid great upheaval, this is the story of one woman’s determination to find her place in a world that men are threatening to tear apart. Another heart-rending novel inspired by a true story from Australia’s bestselling author of The Girl from Munich.

Calabria, Italy, 1936 

In a remote farming village nestled in the mountains that descend into the sparkling Ionian Sea, young and spirited Giulia Tallariti longs for something more. While she loves her home and her lively family, she would much rather follow in her nonna’s footsteps and pursue her dream of becoming a healer. But as Mussolini’s focus shifts to the war in Europe, civil unrest looms. Whispers of war are at every corner and her beloved village, once safe from the fascist agenda of the North, is now in very real danger. Caught between her desire to forge her own path and her duty to her family, Giulia must draw on the passion in her heart and the strength of her conviction. Can she find a way to fulfill her dreams or will the echoes of war drown out her voice?

About the author

Tania was inspired to write by fascinating stories her German grandmother told her as a child. Coming from a family of rich cultural heritage, stories have always been in her blood. Tania lives in Sydney with her husband and children. To find out more visit Tania’s website.

Once you book we’ll send you an invitation with all the information you’ll need to join the talk.

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Echoes of War is due to be published on 29 September 2021. Reserve your copy via the Ku-ring-gai Library catalogue today!


  • Thursday, 14 October 2021 | 06:30 PM – 07:30 PM


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