The Golden Age

The Golden Age

by Joan London


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ISBN-13: 9781609453329
Publisher: Europa Editions, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 510,510
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Joan London is a bookseller and author living in Perth. She is the author of two short story collections, Sister Ships , which won The Age Book of the Year award, and Letter to Constantine , which won the Steele Rudd Award as well as the West Australian Premier's Award for Fiction, and three novels, Gilgamesh , The Good Parents , and The Golden Age.

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The Golden Age 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A moving book in many ways. First, the writing is superb and the novel has a easy flow from one cheaper to the next. It is heart-felt novel and makes you care deeply about the characters. The novel also has transitions - from healing, moving from war to safety, growing up, going from hospital to home, and finding one's place in life. The novel includes the sadness of the polio epidemic, the joy of friendships, the complex family relationships, and discovery of first love. Excellent! The book deserves an A++++++
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to like this book, but it was just such a hard book to follow. The scenery and timing would change without any warning. It would take me a few pages to figure out, oh this is during this time or this is not at the hospital or just whatever. It just seemed to jump around with no rhyme or reason for me. I also thought it was going to be more about the war, but that was like a chapter with a few mentions here and there throughout the book. And the chapter didn't really say a whole lot. I was also disappointed that towards the end of the book, Elsa and Frank are still children, albeit a little older, then next thing you know, there are a few pages discussing the rest of their lives and the book is done. I see all the great raves for this book and I'm glad that people felt that way, but for me, it was just meh. Thanks Penguin Group and Edelweiss for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.