Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo once wrote, ‘People in small towns, much more than cities, share a destiny.’ From a contemporary beachside suburb about to boom, to a 1970’s timber village rushing headlong into a new era, these celebrated authors depict small-town life on the edge of change. What are the struggles between the costs of tradition and the costs of progress? Can the two be reconciled? And what of the blood, love and toil of those caught in the middle? Join Malcolm Knox and Alison Gibbs for an engaging and very timely conversation.

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