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The secrets of the Huon wren [Large Print Ed.]

Van Ryn, Claire2023
Large Print
Allira's ears rushed with a sound like wind carving into a mountain plateau. Her pulse hammered. She knew this sensation. It was the knowing that she had caught the tail of a ripper yarn. Allira is writing a story for Folk magazine when she meets Nora, a nursing home resident with dementia and a doll cradled lovingly in her arms. Gradually, Nora reveals details about her younger life as a spirited teenage girl living beneath the Great Western Tiers in Tasmania's heartland, of stitching linings into coffins, of her illicit romance with a charming Polish-German migrant, and of a family torn apart by heartbreak. When Allira opens up to Nora about her own recent tragedy, the secrets embedded in the story of a carved Huon pine wren become the key to a life-changing discovery. It is a revelation that finally fills in the missing pieces of Nora's history and has the power to set them both free. Moving between the 1950s and the present day, this is a deeply affecting novel about two lives connected by a shared tragedy and a universal love.
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Large print edition.
Strawberry Hills, NSW : Read How You Want, 2023©2023
iii, 376 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Includes book club notes."Copyright page from the original book" --Title page verso.Optimized reading formats.Set in 16 point Verdana.
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Beaumaris LibraryLarge PrintLP VANRAvailable
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