Welcome to Cinnamon Gardens, a home for those who are lost and the stories they treasure…
This week, we’re giving away three copies of the latest novel from author Shankari Chandran, one of our amazing alumni (read more about her story here). Her newest release is called Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens – and here’s a quick synopsis:
Cinnamon Gardens Nursing Home is nestled in the quiet suburb of Westgrove, Sydney – populated with residents with colourful histories, each with their own secrets, triumphs and failings. This is their safe place, an oasis of familiar delights – a beautiful garden, a busy kitchen and a bountiful recreation schedule.
But this ordinary neighbourhood is not without its prejudices. The serenity of Cinnamon Gardens is threatened by malignant forces more interested in what makes this refuge different rather than embracing the calm companionship that makes this place home to so many. As those who challenge the residents’ existence make their stand against the nursing home with devastating consequences, our characters are forced to reckon with a country divided.
Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens is about family and memory, community and race, but is ultimately a love letter to storytelling and how our stories shape who we are.
To win a copy of this beautiful book, in 25 words or fewer tell us why you love YOUR garden. Our three favourite entries will win this book!
Entries close midday Monday 17 January 2022, Sydney/Melbourne time.
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES! WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.