A Hundred Small Lessons

A Hundred Small Lessons

A Novel

Book - 2017
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When Elsie Gormley leaves the Brisbane house in which she has lived for more than sixty years, Lucy Kiss and her family move in, eager to establish their new life. As Lucy and her husband Ben navigate their transformation from adventurous lovers to new parents, they take comfort in memories of their vibrant past while unearthing their future selves. But the house has secrets of its own, and the rooms seem to share recollections of Elsie's life with Lucy. In her nearby nursing home, Elsie traces the span of her life: moments she can't bear to let go and places to which she dreams of returning. As the boundary between present and past becomes increasingly porous, two families' stories intersect in sudden and unexpected ways.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2017
Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781501165139
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: 100 small lessons


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LoganLib_Phoebe Aug 05, 2018

An amazing story about memory, family and sense of place. A must read for anyone who loves Brisbane.

LoganLib_JennyI May 31, 2018

This is a wonderful local story and will resonate with anyone who has lived in a Queenslander style home or lived through the 1974 or 2011 Brisbane floods.


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