Sydney author to discuss family memoir at Coffs Library Coffs Coast Coffs Coast News by News Of The Area - Modern Media - February 24, 2021 Author Betty O’Neill will discuss in person her family memoir ‘The Other Side of Absence’ at Coffs Harbour’s Harry Bailey Memorial Library on Wednesday evening. SYDNEY-BASED writer and teacher Betty O’Neill will present her debut memoir ‘The Other Side of Absence’ at Harry Bailey Memorial Library, Coffs Harbour on Wednesday 3 March from 6pm to 7.30pm. The free event will see Betty discuss her search for her father and the truths she discovered about his involvement as a Polish resistance fighter. Honest, compelling and meticulously researched, ‘The Other Side of Absence’ is an elegant debut memoir of resilience and strength, and of a daughter reconciling the damage that families inherit from war. Bookings for the event are limited, and tickets can be obtained at https://tinyurl.com/nie6smjn. Anyone feeling unwell is asked not to attend the event.