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by Goldsworthy, Anna

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


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

System control numberE15404
Original Print PublisherCarlton, VIC : Black Inc., 2020.
Narrator NameOlivia Beardsley
Participant or performer noteOlivia Beardsley
Narrators GenderFemale narrator