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Stillwater Creek

Alison Booth


PUBLISHED: 3rd January 2011
ISBN: 9781864711257
ANNOTATION:
After the death of her husband, pianist Ilona Talivaldis and her daughter Zidra travel to the remote coastal town of Jingera in New South Wales. Ilona, a concentration camp survivor, is searching for peace and an opportunity to start anew. But Jingera is not quite the utopia Ilona imagines it to be - and at risk is the one thing Ilona holds dear.
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PUBLISHED: 3rd January 2011
ISBN: 9781864711257
ANNOTATION:
After the death of her husband, pianist Ilona Talivaldis and her daughter Zidra travel to the remote coastal town of Jingera in New South Wales. Ilona, a concentration camp survivor, is searching for peace and an opportunity to start anew. But Jingera is not quite the utopia Ilona imagines it to be - and at risk is the one thing Ilona holds dear.

Annotation

After the death of her husband, pianist Ilona Talivaldis and her daughter Zidra travel to the remote coastal town of Jingera in New South Wales. Ilona, a concentration camp survivor, is searching for peace and an opportunity to start anew. But Jingera is not quite the utopia Ilona imagines it to be - and at risk is the one thing Ilona holds dear.

Publisher Description

It's 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 the opportunity to start anew. In her beautiful vine-covered cottage on the edge of the lagoon, she has 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, former wartime pilot and prisoner-of-war; and Cherry Bates, the publican's wife who is about to make a horrifying discovery...For Jingera is not quite the utopia Ilona imagines it to be - and at risk is the one thing Ilona holds dear...

Author Biography

Alison Booth is the author of The Indigo Sky.

Review

"A mythical town and its people are brought beautifully to life . . . a really lovely book." --Sunday Telegraph "A story that lingers long in the imagination." --Debra Adelaide, author, The Household Guide to Dying

Product Details

Author
Alison Booth
Publisher
Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
Year
2011
ISBN-10
1864711256
ISBN-13
9781864711257
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
Australia
Publication Date
2011-01-03
Pages
384
Short Title
STILLWATER CREEK
Language
English
Media
Book
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
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