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The Resource The Railwayman's Wife

The Railwayman's Wife

Label
The Railwayman's Wife
Title
The Railwayman's Wife
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Hay
Title variation
railwaymans wife
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a small town on the land's edge, in the strange space at a war's end, a widow, a poet and a doctor each try to find their own peace, and their own new story. In Thirroul, in 1948, people chase their dreams through the books in the railway's library. Anikka Lachlan searches for solace after her life is destroyed by a single random act. Roy McKinnon, who found poetry in the mess of war, has lost his words and his hope. Frank Draper is trapped by the guilt of those his treatment and care failed on their first day of freedom. All three struggle with the same question: how now to be alive. Written in clear, shining prose and with an eloquent understanding of the human heart, The Railwayman's Wife explores the power of beginnings and endings, and how hard it can be sometimes to tell them apart. It's a story of life, loss and what comes after; of connection and separation, longing and acceptance. Most of all, it celebrates love in all its forms, and the beauty of discovering that loving someone can be as extraordinary as being loved yourself. A story that will break your heart with hope. A poignant rumination on life, death, memory, dreaming and the anxious spaces in between. [Meredith Lewin, 05/05/2013, SMH]
Summary
A widow, a poet and a doctor seek redemption and a new start through friendship and literature in post-World War II seaside Australia only to confront misunderstandings that compromise their healing.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Colin Roderick Award (Australia), 2013.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award for Fiction, 2014.
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10191397
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hay, Ashley
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Australian Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Railwayman's Wife
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_078366
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743432815
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Railwayman's Wife
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_078366
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781743432815
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
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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