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The Resource The railwayman's wife, Ashley Hay, (electronic resource)

The railwayman's wife, Ashley Hay, (electronic resource)

Label
The railwayman's wife
Title
The railwayman's wife
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Hay
Title variation
railwaymans wife
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Three people, struggling to come to terms with great loss after the end of the war, search for peace in a small town's library in a heartbreaking novel of love and loss and the healing power of memory and words
Summary
In a small town on the land's edge, in the strange space at a war's end, a widow, a poet and a doctor each try to find their own peace, and their own new story. In Thirroul, in 1948, people chase their dreams through the books in the railway's library. Anikka Lachlan searches for solace after her life is destroyed by a single random act. Roy McKinnon, who found poetry in the mess of war, has lost his words and his hope. Frank Draper is trapped by the guilt of those his treatment and care failed on their first day of freedom. All three struggle with the same question: how now to be alive. Written in clear, shining prose and with an eloquent understanding of the human heart, The Railwayman's Wife explores the power of beginnings and endings, and how hard it can be sometimes to tell them apart. It's a story of life, loss and what comes after; of connection and separation, longing and acceptance. Most of all, it celebrates love in all its forms, and the beauty of discovering that loving someone can be as extraordinary as being loved yourself. A story that will break your heart with hope.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Colin Roderick Award (Australia), 2013.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award for Fiction, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10191397
Cataloging source
Nz
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The railwayman's wife, Ashley Hay, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4C1266F9-89CE-43A7-9B71-2CAED67796E4
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Fiction
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn895852953
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501112188
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • F035E213-AE61-437A-8AD7-2281ACBEE374
  • 4C1266F9-89CE-43A7-9B71-2CAED67796E4
System control number
(OCoLC)895852953
Label
The railwayman's wife, Ashley Hay, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4C1266F9-89CE-43A7-9B71-2CAED67796E4
Publication
Note
Fiction
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn895852953
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501112188
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • F035E213-AE61-437A-8AD7-2281ACBEE374
  • 4C1266F9-89CE-43A7-9B71-2CAED67796E4
System control number
(OCoLC)895852953

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