Nicole Alexander's 'Stone Country' makes national top 10 fiction list

Ilona Gibson, Marianne Carter, Pam Chandler and Bev Cranney with Nicole Alexander.
Ilona Gibson, Marianne Carter, Pam Chandler and Bev Cranney with Nicole Alexander.

About 40 guests enjoyed the company of author Nicole Alexander for the launch of her new book at the Goondiwindi library.

The event was conducted in a Q and A style format with lots of audience participation.

Stone Country is Nicole's ninth novel.

Set between 1901 and 1940, across the red dirt of south Australia to the buffalo plains of the northern Territory, Stone Country tells the story of Ross Grant as he finds himself torn between his own desires and family duty; between the woman he loves and the one he is forced to marry, between the city of his birth and the country that captures his imagination.

After only one week in book stores Stone Country is in the National Top Ten Fiction list, which is "ultra exciting" according to Nicole.

"Stone Country is a gripping emotional journey set against an Australian landscape so vivid and visceral, that you feel as if you are there," a 'Better Reading' review wrote.

Emma Russell won a signed copy of Stone Country on the night.

Emma Russell won a signed copy of Stone Country on the night.