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The Resource The last of the apple blossom, Mary-Lou Stephens

The last of the apple blossom, Mary-Lou Stephens

Label
The last of the apple blossom
Title
The last of the apple blossom
Statement of responsibility
Mary-Lou Stephens
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The fire took everything - except two women's fighting spirits. 7 February, 1967. Walls of flame reduce much of Tasmania to ash. Young schoolteacher Catherine Turner rushes to the Huon Valley to find her family's apple orchard destroyed, her childhood home in ruins and her brother dead. Despite her father's declaration that a woman will never run the orchard, Catherine resolves to rebuild the family business. After five sons, Catherine's friend and neighbour, Annie Pearson, is overjoyed by the birth of a much longed for daughter. As Annie and her husband Dave work to repair the damage to their orchard, Dave's friend Mark pitches in, despite the fact that Annie wants him gone. Mark has moved his family to the valley to escape his life in Melbourne, but his wife has disappeared leaving chaos in her wake and their young son Charlie in Mark's care. Catherine becomes fond of Charlie, whose strange upbringing has left him shy and withdrawn. However, the growing friendship between Mark and Catherine not only scandalises the small community but threatens a secret Annie is desperate to keep hidden. Through natural disasters, personal calamities and the devastating collapse of the apple industry, Catherine, Annie and those they love battle to save their livelihoods, their families and their secrets
Cataloging source
NZLEP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stephens, Mary-Louise
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apple growers
  • Wildfires
  • Secrecy
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Love
  • Forgiveness
  • Tasmania
Target audience
adult
Label
The last of the apple blossom, Mary-Lou Stephens
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Deep in Tasmania's Huon Valley - two orchards, two women and the secret that binds them." --Front 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
000069623934
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9781867226437
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021059765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1249448259
Label
The last of the apple blossom, Mary-Lou Stephens
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Deep in Tasmania's Huon Valley - two orchards, two women and the secret that binds them." --Front 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
000069623934
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9781867226437
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021059765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1249448259

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