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Growing pineapples in the outback
Growing pineapples in the outback
Lister, Rebecca2020
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When a professional urban couple relocate to regional Australia to care for an ageing parent, they find it more confronting yet also rewarding than they could have imagined. When Rebecca Lister and Tony Kelly move from Melbourne to Mount Isa to care for Rebecca's elderly mother, Diana, they have no idea what they've signed up for. The isolation, sweltering heat and limited employment opportunities make settling into the mining town a challenge. While Rebecca deals with her mother's declining health and delves into her own past, Tony takes on a new role in native title law. However, caring for Diana - a witty, crossword-loving 92-year-old - proves to be a more enriching experience than either Tony or Rebecca thought possible. As they make deeper connections to the land and community, they find themselves flourishing in a most unexpected place. Growing pineapples in the outback explores the highs and lows of caring for an ageing parent, while also celebrating the rewards of a simpler life.
Main title:
Growing pineapples in the outback / Rebecca Lister and Tony Kelly.
AUTHOR:
Imprint:
St Lucia, Queensland : UQP, 2020.©2020.
Collation:
262 pages : 1 portrait ; 23 cm.
Notes:
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
ISBN:
9780702254123 (paperback)07022541269780702262319 (pdf)07022623159780702262326 (epub)07022623239780702262333 (mobi)0702262331
Dewey class:
994.37092994.37
LC class:
HQ1063.6
Language:
English
Index terms:
Australian
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryBiography994.37 LISOnloan - Due: 19 Oct 2021
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