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The Resource A hundred small lessons : a novel, Ashley Hay

A hundred small lessons : a novel, Ashley Hay

Label
A hundred small lessons : a novel
Title
A hundred small lessons
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Hay
Title variation
100 small lessons
Creator
Author
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563386
Cataloging source
QRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hay, Ashley
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Dwellings
  • Moving, Household
  • Nursing homes
  • Household, Moving
  • Nursing home patients
  • Older women
  • Families
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Brisbane (Qld.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A hundred small lessons : a novel, Ashley Hay
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Bestselling author of The Railwayman's Wife"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059780690
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781760293208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)980856486
Label
A hundred small lessons : a novel, Ashley Hay
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Bestselling author of The Railwayman's Wife"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059780690
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781760293208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)980856486

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