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The Resource A Hundred Small Lessons

A Hundred Small Lessons

Label
A Hundred Small Lessons
Title
A Hundred Small Lessons
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Hay
Title variation
100 small lessons
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Luminous and deeply affecting, A Hundred Small Lessons is about the many small decisions - the invisible moments - that come to make a life. The intertwined lives of two women from different generations tell a rich and intimate story of how we feel what it is to be human, and how place can transform who we are. It takes account of what it means to be mother or daughter; father or son. It's a story of love, and of life.When Elsie Gormley falls and is forced to leave her Brisbane home of sixty-two years, Lucy Kiss and her family move in, with their new life - new house, new city, new baby. Lucy and her husband Ben are struggling to transform from adventurous lovers to new parents and seek to smooth the rough edges of their present with memories of their past as they try to discover their future selves.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 yet return. Her memories of marriage, motherhood, love and death are intertwined with her old house, whose rooms seem to breathe Elsie's secrets into Lucy.Through one hot, wet Brisbane summer, seven lives - and two different slices of time - wind along with the flow of the river, as two families chart the ways in which we come, sudden and oblivious, into each other's stories, and the unexpected ripples that flow out from those chance encounters
Summary
Over the course of one hot Brisbane summer, two families’ stories intersect in sudden and unexpected ways
Storyline
Tone
Character
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10563386
Cataloging source
NOV
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Hay, Ashley
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Historical Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Australian Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A Hundred Small Lessons
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_410677
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925576665
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Hundred Small Lessons
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_410677
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925576665
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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