Growing Pineapples in the Outback is the June Library Pick of the Month

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For our June Pick of the Month, the Dementia Australia librarians have chosen 'Growing Pineapples in the Outback', a memoir from Rebecca Lister and Tony Kelly.

When Rebecca and Tony move from Melbourne to Mount Isa to care for Rebecca’s elderly mother, Diana, they have no idea what they’ve signed up for. The isolation, sweltering heat and limited employment opportunities make settling into the mining town a challenge.

'Growing Pineapples in the Outback' explores the highs and lows of caring for an ageing parent, while also celebrating the rewards of a simpler life.

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