The Resource One Life

One Life

Label
One Life
Title
One Life
Statement of responsibility
Kate Grenville
Title variation
One life
Title variation remainder
my mothers story
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Kate Grenville's mother died she left behind many fragments of memoir. These were the starting point for One Life, the story of a woman whose life spanned a century of tumult and change. In many ways Nance's story echoes that of many mothers and grandmothers, for whom the spectacular shifts of the twentieth century offered a path to new freedoms and choices. In other ways Nance was exceptional. In an era when women were expected to have no ambitions beyond the domestic, she ran successful businesses as a registered pharmacist, laid the bricks for the family home, and discovered her husband's secret life as a revolutionary. One Life is an act of great imaginative sympathy, a daughter's intimate account of the patterns in her mother's life. It is a deeply moving homage by one of Australia's finest writers. Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers. Her bestselling novel The Secret River received the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. The Idea of Perfection won the Orange Prize. Grenville’s other novels include Sarah Thornhill, The Lieutenant, Lilian’s Story, Dark Places and Joan Makes History. Kate lives in Sydney and her most recent book is One Life: My Mother’s Story
Summary
When Kate Grenville's mother died she left behind many fragments of memoir. These were the starting point for One Life, the story of a woman whose life spanned a century of tumult and change. In many ways Nance's story echoes that of many mothers and grandmothers, for whom the spectacular shifts of the twentieth century offered a path to new freedoms and choices. In other ways Nance was exceptional. In an era when women were expected to have no ambitions beyond the domestic, she ran successful businesses as a registered pharmacist, laid the bricks for the family home, and discovered her husband's secret life as a revolutionary
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10446611
Cataloging source
ANL
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1950-
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Grenville, Kate
Dewey number
306.8743092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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my mother's story
Label
One Life
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c7366ea1-422b-4f26-a42c-a8225016cd02
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925095050
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
One Life
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c7366ea1-422b-4f26-a42c-a8225016cd02
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925095050
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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