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The Resource How to get there : {a memoir}, Maggie Mackellar

How to get there : {a memoir}, Maggie Mackellar

Label
How to get there : {a memoir}
Title
How to get there
Title remainder
{a memoir}
Statement of responsibility
Maggie Mackellar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After Maggie Mackellar's acclaimed When It Rains, her second memoir traces with her characteristic candour and perception her move to Tasmania, for love, and the struggles and joys of settling there. In 2011 Maggie Mackellar moved from her family's farm in Central West New South Wales to the east coast of Tasmania with her children and assorted menagerie to live with a farmer. Her story takes as its epigraph a quote from Roger McDonald: 'Through every small opening in life, through the tiniest most restricted nerve ends, through rips and tears and tatters, life pours.' In the book she explores learning to love again after living through grief, and the complexities of doing this in a community with which she is unfamiliar, with two young children. She reflects on love after grief, juggling being a mother and negotiating a burgeoning relationship, the rhythms of country life, displacement and the writing life. This is a book for anyone who has imagined taking a risk, for anyone who has moved to a new place and struggled with feelings of homesickness and displacement. It is a story about making a life in a remarkable setting-the east coast of Tasmania, on a sheep farm in a stone house built by convicts in 1828
Summary
In 2011, Maggie Mackellar moved from her family's farm in Central West New South Wales to the east coast of Tasmania with her children and assorted menagerie to live with a farmer. She explores learning to love again after living through grief and the complexities of doing this in a community with which she is unfamiliar, with two young children. She reflects on love after grief, juggling being a mother and negotiating a burgeoning relationship, the rhythms of country life, displacement and the writing life.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10641022
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacKellar, Maggie
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • MacKellar, Maggie
  • Remarried people
  • Stepfamilies
  • Social adjustment
  • Moving, Household
  • Remarried people
  • Stepfamilies
  • Social adjustment
  • Moving, Household
Target audience
adult
Label
How to get there : {a memoir}, Maggie Mackellar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052950387
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9781742752440
Label
How to get there : {a memoir}, Maggie Mackellar
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052950387
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9781742752440

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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