A Hundred Small Lessons

A Novel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.82 hours)
Product Number: Z100136605
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508244660
Narrator/s: Fiona Hardingham
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From the author of the highly acclaimed The Railwayman's Wife, called a "literary and literate gem" by Psychology Today, comes an emotionally resonant and profound new novel of two families, interconnected through the house that bears witness to their lives. 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. Through the richly intertwined narratives of two ordinary, extraordinary women, Ashley Hay uses her "lyrical prose, poetic dialogue, and stunning imagery" (RT magazine) to weave an intricate, bighearted story of what it is to be human.

Author(s): Ashley Hay
Original Publish Date: Nov 28, 2017

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Author(s): Ashley Hay
Product Number EB00703316
Released: Nov 28, 2017
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9781501165153

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