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The sisters' song, Louise Allan

Label
The sisters' song
Title
The sisters' song
Statement of responsibility
Louise Allan
Title variation
sisters song
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As children, Ida loves looking after her younger sister, Nora, but when their beloved father dies in 1927, everything changes. The two girls move in with their grandmother who is particularly encouraging of Nora's musical talent. In Nora, she sees herself, the artist she was never allowed to be. As Nora follows her dream of a brilliant musical career, Ida takes a job as a nanny and their lives become quite separate. The two sisters are reunited as Nora's life takes an unwelcome direction and she finds herself isolated in the Tasmanian bush saddled with a husband and children. Embittered and resentful about her lost chances, Nora welcomes Ida's help with her chaotic household. When Ida marries Len, a reliable and good man, she hopes her dreams of a family of her own will be fulfilled. Unfortunately it becomes clear that this is never likely to happen. In Ida's eyes, Nora possesses everything in life that could possibly matter yet she values none of it. Set in rural Tasmania over a span of seventy years, the strengths and flaws of motherhood are revealed through the mercurial relationship of these two very different sisters, Ida and Nora. The Sisters' Song speaks of dreams, children and family, all entwined with a musical thread that binds them together
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Biographical or historical data
Louise Allan is a debut author from Western Australia. This manuscript was awarded a Varuna residential fellowship in 2014 and shortlisted for the City of Fremantle-TAG Hungerford Award. Louise grew up in Tasmania but has since moved to Perth where she lives with her husband, four children and two dogs. She is a former doctor and has a passion for music.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10618812
Cataloging source
YDX
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Allan, Louise
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers
  • Motherhood
  • Music
  • Tasmania
  • Sisters
  • Families
  • Fathers
  • Tasmania
Target audience
adult
Label
The sisters' song, Louise Allan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Music and motherhood bind two sisters together" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061055965
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781760296315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005104974
Label
The sisters' song, Louise Allan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Music and motherhood bind two sisters together" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061055965
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781760296315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005104974

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