Stillwater Creek

Stillwater Creek

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by Alison Booth
     
 

A dazzling debut novel about redemption, war, and the ties that hold families together
 
It is 1957 and—after the death of her husband—pianist Ilona Talivaldis and her nine-year-old daughter Zidra travel to the remote coastal town of Jingera in New South Wales. Ilona, a concentration camp survivor from Latvia, is searching for peace and

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A dazzling debut novel about redemption, war, and the ties that hold families together
 
It is 1957 and—after the death of her husband—pianist Ilona Talivaldis and her nine-year-old daughter Zidra travel to the remote coastal town of Jingera in New South Wales. Ilona, a concentration camp survivor from Latvia, is searching for peace and an opportunity to start anew. In her beautiful vine-covered cottage on the edge of the lagoon, she plans to set herself up as a piano teacher. The weeks pass, and slowly mother and daughter get to know the  townsfolk—including kind-hearted butcher George Cadwallader who is forever gazing at the stars; his son Jim, a boy wise beyond his years; Peter Vincent, a former wartime pilot and POW; and Cherry Bates, the publican's wife who is about to make a horrifying discovery. It's quickly apparent that Jingera is not quite the utopia Ilona imagined it to be—a discovery that may force her to risk the one thing she holds dear.

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"A story that lingers long in the imagination."  —Debra Adelaide, author, The Household Guide to Dying

"A mythical town and its people are brought beautifully to life . . . a really lovely book."  —Sunday Telegraph

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ISBN-13:
9781864711257
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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