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Heart of the grass tree / Molly Murn.

Heart of the grass tree / Molly Murn.
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ISBN 9780143792499 (paperback)
Author Murn, Molly author.
Title Heart of the grass tree / Molly Murn.
Publisher/Date North Sydney, New South Wales : Vintage Australia Book, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2019.
Pagination etc. 291 pages : map, illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary Note Pearl remembers Nell's feet stretched towards the campfires on the beach, her fourth toe curled in and nestled against the middle toe like a small prawn. They all have a curled fourth toe - Diana, Lucy, Pearl. When Pearl's grandmother Nell dies unexpectedly, Pearl and her family - mother Diana, sister Lucy - return to Kangaroo Island to mourn and farewell her. Each of them knew Nell intimately but differently, and each woman must reckon with Nell's passing in her own way. But Nell had secrets, too, and as Pearl, Diana and Lucy interrogate their feelings about the island, Pearl starts to pull together the scraps Nell left behind - her stories, poems, paintings - and unearths a connection to the island's early history, of the early European sealers and their first contact with the Ngarrindjeri people. As the three women are in grief pulled apart from each other, Pearl's deepening connection to their history, the island's history, grounds her, and will ultimately bring the women back to each other.
Subject Australian fiction
Grief -- Fiction
Grandmothers -- Death -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Families -- Australia -- Fiction
Kangaroo Island (S.A.) -- History -- Fiction
Shelf Location F MURN
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