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EdSA coffee catch-up

by Mike Lim

Ten EdSA members and friends enjoyed a leisurely afternoon of socialising on Saturday 17 April at Norwood’s Sfizio Cucina.

It was a great chance to reconnect, meet new people and chat about our work, interests and life in general. The small group size made conversation easy — so easy, in fact, that I completely forgot to take any photos. You’ll have to take our word for it that we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are looking forward to the next gathering.

The SA branch committee’s aim is to encourage regular in-person social events so we’d welcome volunteers who’d be interested in hosting an informal breakfast, lunch, coffee or evening drinks event in their area. If you’re keen, please get in touch via and I’ll explain what’s involved (hint: there’s nothing tricky to do and you won’t need to make a speech). See you at our next catch-up. 

EdSA book club

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our most recent virtual book club. As usual, there were some excellent suggestions and some informal themes emerged from the discussions. If you’re looking for your next inspiring read, it may be one of these.

For crime/thriller enthusiasts:
The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler
Death on the Nile and Toward Zero, Agatha Christie

For those who like a coming-of-age story set in a lavish background:
The Lying Life of Adults, Elena Ferrante

For rich cultural tapestries:
A Thousand Pieces of Gold, Adeline Yen Mah
A Tale For the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki

For literature you can rage to: 
The Dept of Speculation, Jenny Offill

For exquisite writing to fall into: 
The Believer, by Sara Krasnostein; and The Trauma Cleaner by the same author

For books where the setting is as much a main character:
Footsteps in the Dark, Georgette Heyer

For good, old hedonistic hilarity:
Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan

Notable mentions:
Pity The Reader, Susan McConnell and Kurt Vonnegut
Luster, Raven Leilani 
The Dictionary of Lost Words, Pip Williams
Rebel Without a Clause, Sue Butler 
American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins