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Canberra Launch of Believe In Me by Lucy Neave
29 Nov / 5:45pm
The Street Theatre, Canberra

Canberra Launch of Believe In Me by Lucy Neave

Join UQP author Lucy Neave along with MC Professor Rosalind Smith and special guest Nigel Featherstone to celebrate the release of Lucy's second novel, Believe In Me.

Time: 5:45pm arrival for a 6:15pm start

Venue: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, Canberra

Please RSVP by Friday 26 November. This event is free, but registration is essential.

Books will be available to purchase with Harry Hartog Booksellers. Please wear a face mask except when eating or drinking, and check in using the COVID Safe App.


Believe In Me is an unforgettable and profound novel about three generations of one family and the healing power of understanding where you’ve come from.

As a teenager in the 1970s, Sarah is forced to leave her home in upstate New York to accompany a missionary to Idaho. When she falls pregnant, she is dispatched to relatives in Sydney, who place her in a home for unmarried mothers. Years later her daughter, Bet, pieces together her mother’s life story, hoping to understand her better. As she learns more about Sarah’s past, Bet struggles to come to terms with her own history and identity, yet is determined to make peace with Sarah’s choices before it’s too late.

Lucy Neave’s moving and deeply personal second novel, Believe in Me, explores the relationships between mothers and their children across three generations of one family. The book questions what we can ever truly know of our parents’ early lives, even as their experiences weave ineffably into our identities and destinies.