A Hundred Small Lessons

A Hundred Small Lessons

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"When Elsie Gormley leaves the Brisbane house in which she has lived for more than sixty years, Lucy Kiss and her family move in, eager to establish their new life. As they settle in, Lucy and her husband Ben struggle to navigate their transformation from adventurous lovers to new parents, taking comfort in memories of their vibrant past as they begin to unearth who their future selves might be. But the house has secrets of its own, and the rooms seem to share recollections of Elsie's life with Lucy. In her nearby nursing home, Elsie traces the span of her life--the moments she can't bear to let go and the places to which she dreams of returning. Her beloved former house is at the heart of her memories of marriage, motherhood, love, and death, and the boundary between present and past becomes increasingly porous for both her and Lucy. Over the course of one hot Brisbane summer, two families' stories intersect in sudden and unexpected ways."--
Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2017]
ISBN: 9781501165139
Branch Call Number: FICTION HAY
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 24 cm


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LoganLib_Phoebe Aug 05, 2018

An amazing story about memory, family and sense of place. A must read for anyone who loves Brisbane.

LoganLib_JennyI May 31, 2018

This is a wonderful local story and will resonate with anyone who has lived in a Queenslander style home or lived through the 1974 or 2011 Brisbane floods.

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