The Resource A hundred small lessons : a novel, Ashley Hay

A hundred small lessons : a novel, Ashley Hay

Label
A hundred small lessons : a novel
Title
A hundred small lessons
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Hay
Title variation
100 small lessons
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the author of the highly acclaimed The Railwayman's Wife, called a "literary and literate gem" by Psychology Today, comes an emotionally resonant and profound new novel of two families, interconnected through the house that bears witness to their lives. 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 they settle in, Lucy and her husband Ben struggle to navigate their transformation from adventurous lovers to new parents, taking comfort in memories of their vibrant past as they begin to unearth who their future selves might be. 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--the moments she can't bear to let go and the places to which she dreams of returning. Her beloved former house is at the heart of her memories of marriage, motherhood, love, and death, and the boundary between present and past becomes increasingly porous for both her and Lucy. Over the course of one hot Brisbane summer, two families' stories intersect in sudden and unexpected ways. Through the richly intertwined narratives of two ordinary, extraordinary women, Ashley Hay uses her "lyrical prose, poetic dialogue, and stunning imagery" (RT magazine) to weave an intricate, bighearted story of what it is to be human"--
  • 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
Summary
Over the course of one hot Brisbane summer, two families’ stories intersect in sudden and unexpected ways
Storyline
Tone
Character
Assigning source
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10563386
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hay, Ashley
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.H38
LC item number
H86 2017
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Families
  • Memory
  • Nursing home patients
  • Brisbane (Qld.)
  • Families
  • Memory
  • Nursing home patients
  • Queensland
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
A hundred small lessons : a novel, Ashley Hay
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Australia in 2017 by Allen & Unwin."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn975967537
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781501165139
Lccn
2017011046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)975967537
Label
A hundred small lessons : a novel, Ashley Hay
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Australia in 2017 by Allen & Unwin."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn975967537
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781501165139
Lccn
2017011046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)975967537

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