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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Reserve
R2602208 F BRIN
Adult Fiction   Tura . On Loan . 11 Apr 2023
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ISBN 9781760784850
Shelf Location F BRIN
Author Brinsden, Anne, author
Title Wearing paper dresses / Anne Brinsden.
Production/Publication data Sydney, NSW : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2019.
Physical Description 378 pages ; 24 cm
Carrier Type volume
Summary Note You can talk about living in the Mallee. And you can talk about a Mallee tree. And you can talk about the Mallee itself: a land and a place full of red sand and short stubby trees. Silent skies. The undulating scorch of summer plains. Quiet, on the surface of things. But Elise wasn't from the Mallee, and she knew nothing of its ways. Elise, a beautiful and artistic, if slightly brittle, city girl is rudely transplanted to the undulating, unforgiving plains of the Mallee when her husband is called home to save the family property. Poor Elise struggles with the rural life: Bill works all day in the back paddock and her father-in-law is openly hostile to his son's unsatisfactory wife. She tries desperately to become part of the community but her meringues don't satisfy the shearers, her spontaneous renditions of opera are thought frankly strange, and the drought kills everything in her garden, save the geraniums she despises. And as their mother withdraws more and more into herself, her spirited, tearaway daughters, Marjorie and Ruby, wild as weeds, are left to raise themselves as best they can. And when their family's fragile peace is finally shattered by Elise's spiralling madness, Marjorie flees to the city leaving her family behind her. And there she stays, leading a very different life, until the boy she loves draws her back to the land she can't forget... This is a story of mothers and daughters, a saga of two generations of women on the land. It is enthralling, tragic, romantic - and absolutely unputdownable.
Subject Farm life -- Australia -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Genre Domestic fiction
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