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The grass castle, Karen Viggers

Label
The grass castle
Title
The grass castle
Statement of responsibility
Karen Viggers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The daughter of a pastoralist, Daphne grew up in a remote valley of the Brindabella Ranges where she raised her family with her husband Doug in a world of horses, cattle and stockmen. But then the government forced them off their land and years later, Daphne is still trying to come to terms with the grief of her departure from the mountains and its tragic impact on her husband. It is during a regular visit to her valley that she meets Abby, a lonely young woman shying away from close contact with others, running from a terrible event in her early teens that has shaped her life. But like the grandmother who cared for Abby when her mother was ill, Daphne is a patient mentor, and slowly a gentle friendship develops between Abby and Daphne. While Abby's family history means she tries to ignore her feelings for journalist Cameron, Daphne struggles with her own past and the long shadow it may have cast over the original inhabitants of their land. Both women must help each other face the truth and release long-buried family secrets before they can be free. The Grass Castle is a moving and captivating story of displacement and belonging, love and forgiveness. Above all, it is about the strength which resides in us all: the courage to grow and learn from the past
Summary
A sweeping rural epic about two women, their lives and loves, and their stories of courage, forgiveness, and acceptance
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10652448
Cataloging source
SALS
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Viggers, Karen
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Family secrets
  • Australian fiction
  • Australian fiction
  • Female friendship
  • Life change events
Target audience
adult
Label
The grass castle, Karen Viggers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 406)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052173914
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9781743317723
Isbn Type
:
Label
The grass castle, Karen Viggers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 406)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052173914
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9781743317723
Isbn Type
:

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