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FIC YU
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273 pages ; 23 cm
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"Content notice: [This novel] contains references to violence, abuse, and racism."--T.p. verso.
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"The haunting story of a family of dreamers and tale-tellers looking for home in an unwelcoming world. Traces one girl's migration from war to peace, loss to loss, home to home. Firuzeh and her brother Nour are children of fire, born in an Afghanistan fractured by war. When their parents, their Atay and Abay, decide to leave, they spin fairy tales of their destination, the mythical land and opportunities of Australia. As the family journeys from Pakistan to Indonesia to Nauru, heading toward a hope of home, they must rely on fragile and temporary shelters, strangers both mercenary and kind, and friends who vanish as quickly as they're found. When they arrive in Australia, what seemed like a stable shore gives way to treacherous currents."--Publisher description.
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9781645660095 (hardback)
1645660095 (hardback)
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FIC DAL
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First Harper Perennial edition, First US edition.
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434 pages ; 24 cm
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"Originally published in Australia in 2020 by Fourth Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Australia Pty Limited."--Title page verso.
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"Darwin, 1942. As Japanese bombs rain down on her hometown, newly orphaned Molly Hook looks to the skies and runs for her life. Inside a duffel bag, she carries a stone heart and a map that will lead her to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer whom she believes cursed her family. Accompanying her are the most unlikely traveling companions: Greta, a razor-tongued actress, and Yukio, a Japanese fighter pilot who's abandoned his post. With messages from the skies above to guide them towards treasure, but foes close on their trail, the trio will encounter the beauty and vastness of the Northern Territory and survive in ways they never thought possible" -- Provided by publisher.
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9780063092754 (hardcover ; library edition)
0063092751 (hardcover ; library edition)
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FIC MUR
Edition
First US edition.
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301 pages ; 22 cm
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Includes reader's guide.
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"In a small country town during one long, hot summer, the Bloom family is beginning to unravel. Martha is straining against the confines of her life, lost in regret for what might have been, when an old flame shows up. In turn, her husband Mike becomes frustrated with his increasingly distant wife. Marital secrets, new and long-hidden, start to surface-with devastating effect. And while teenagers Tilly and Ben are about to step out into the world, nine-year-old Ada is holding onto a childhood that might soon be lost to her. When Ada discovers an abandoned well beneath a rusting windmill, she is drawn to its darkness and danger. And when she witnesses a shocking and confusing event, the well's foreboding looms large in her mind-a driving force, pushing the family to the brink of tragedy. For each family member, it's a summer of searching-in books and trees, at parties, in relationships new and old-for the answer to one of life's most difficult questions: how to grow up? The Last Summer of Ada Bloom is an honest and tender accounting of what it means to come of age as a teen, or as an adult. With a keen eye for summer's languor and danger, and a sharp ear for the wonder, doubt, and longing in each of her character's voices, Martine Murray has written a beguiling story about the fragility of family relationships, about the secrets we keep, the power they hold to shape our lives, and about the power of love to somehow hold it all together"-- Provided by publisher.
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9781947793613 (pbk.)
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