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by Goldsworthy, Anna

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Overview

TitleMelting moments
Author / Responsible partyGoldsworthy, Anna
CollectionFiction
GenreHistorical fiction, Australian fiction.
TopicsHistorical fiction, Australian fiction. Adelaide (S.A.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction. Marriage. Motherhood. South Australia -- Adelaide.
RestrictionsYes
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.
Published2021

Summary

It is 1941. Eighteen-year-old Ruby leaves behind the family farm, her serious mother and roguish father, and heads for Adelaide. After a brief courtship, she enters into a hasty marriage with a soldier about to go to war - who returns a changed man. With an eyebrow pencil in one hand and gardening shears in the other, Ruby navigates the years doing her duty as a woman, contending with her damaged husband and eccentric in-laws, allowing marriage and motherhood to fill her with purpose and pleasure - and only occasionally wondering, is this all there is? MELTING MOMENTS recreates the Adelaide and Melbourne of half a century ago, bringing a family to life as they move through the decades, challenging and caring for and loving one another, often in surprising ways.

Additional Information

descriptiondata
System control numberS15404
Original Print PublisherCarlton, VIC : Black Inc., 2020.
NarratorOlivia Beardsley
Narrator NameOlivia Beardsley
Participant or performer noteOlivia Beardsley
Narrators GenderFemale narrator