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The Resource Heart of the grass tree, Molly Murn

Heart of the grass tree, Molly Murn

Label
Heart of the grass tree
Title
Heart of the grass tree
Statement of responsibility
Molly Murn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pearl remembers Nell's feet stretched towards the campfires on the beach, her fourth toe curled in and nestled against the middle toe like a small prawn. They all have a curled fourth toe - Diana, Lucy, Pearl. When Pearl's grandmother Nell dies unexpectedly, Pearl and her family - mother Diana, sister Lucy - return to Kangaroo Island to mourn and farewell her. Each of them knew Nell intimately but differently, and each woman must reckon with Nell's passing in her own way. But Nell had secrets, too, and as Pearl, Diana and Lucy interrogate their feelings about the island, Pearl starts to pull together the scraps Nell left behind - her stories, poems, paintings - and unearths a connection to the island's early history, of the early European sealers and their first contact with the Ngarrindjeri people. As the three women are in grief pulled apart from each other, Pearl's deepening connection to their history, the island's history, grounds her, and will ultimately bring the women back to each other
Summary
When Pearl's grandmother Nell dies unexpectedly, Pearl and her family - mother Diana, sister Lucy - return to Kangaroo Island to mourn and farewell her.
Theme
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10753043
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murn, Molly
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grief
  • Grandmothers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Families
  • Kangaroo Island (S.A.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Heart of the grass tree, Molly Murn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064320012
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780143792499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1057410402
Label
Heart of the grass tree, Molly Murn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064320012
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780143792499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1057410402

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