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A hundred small lessons : a novel

Author: Ashley Hay
Publisher: [Strawberry Hills, NSW] : ReadHowYouWant, [2017] ©2017
Series: Read how you want 16.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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Luminous and deeply affecting, A Hundred Small Lessons is about the many small decisions - the invisible moments - that come to make a life. The intertwined lives of two women from different generations tell a rich and intimate story of how we feel what it is to be human, and how place can transform who we are. It takes account of what it means to be mother or daughter; father or son. It's a story of love, and of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Australian fiction
Large type books
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Hay
ISBN: 9781525249808 1525249800
OCLC Number: 1000371251
Notes: Set in 16 point Verdana.
Original print edition published: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2017.
Description: x, 413 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Read how you want 16.
Other Titles: 100 small lessons
Responsibility: Ashley Hay.

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Luminous and deeply affecting, A Hundred Small Lessons is about the many small decisions - the invisible moments - that come to make a life. The intertwined lives of two women from different generations tell a rich and intimate story of how we feel what it is to be human, and how place can transform who we are. It takes account of what it means to be mother or daughter; father or son. It's a story of love, and of life. When Elsie Gormley falls and is forced to leave her Brisbane home of sixty-two years, Lucy Kiss and her family move in, with their new life - new house, new city, new baby. Lucy and her husband Ben are struggling to transform from adventurous lovers to new parents and seek to smooth the rough edges of their present with memories of their past as they try to discover their future selves. In her nearby nursing home, Elsie revisits the span of her life - the moments she can't bear to let go; the haunts to which she might yet return. Her memories of marriage, motherhood, love and death are intertwined with her old house, whose rooms seem to breathe Elsie's secrets into Lucy. Through one hot, wet Brisbane summer, seven lives - and two different slices of time - wind along with the flow of the river, as two families chart the ways in which we come, sudden and oblivious, into each other's stories, and the unexpected ripples that flow out from those chance encounters.

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