A Hundred Small Lessons

A Hundred Small Lessons

A Novel

Large Print - 2017 | Large print edition
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"When Elsie Gormley falls and is forced to leave her Brisbane home of 62 years, Lucy Kiss and her family move in. Lucy and her husband Ben struggle to navigate their transformation from adventurous lovers to new parents and both seek to smooth the rough edges of their present with memories of their past as they try to discover who their future selves might be. But the house has a secret life as well and the rooms seem to share Elsie's memories and moments with Lucy. In her nearby nursing home Elsie revisits the span of her life, the moments she can't bear to let go, the haunts to which she might return. Her memories of wifehood, motherhood, love and death are intertwined with her old house and as the boundary between present and past becomes more porous for her, this seems to manifest in the lives now held inside that house as well."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432845773
9781525249808
Branch Call Number: HAY
Characteristics: 451 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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LoganLib_Phoebe Aug 05, 2018

An amazing story about memory, family and sense of place. A must read for anyone who loves Brisbane.

LoganLib_JennyI May 31, 2018

This is a wonderful local story and will resonate with anyone who has lived in a Queenslander style home or lived through the 1974 or 2011 Brisbane floods.

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