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The Resource The railwayman's wife, Ashley Hay, (text large print)

The railwayman's wife, Ashley Hay, (text large print)

Label
The railwayman's wife
Title
The railwayman's wife
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Hay
Title variation
railwaymans wife
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Anikka Lachlan's husband, Mac, is killed in a railway accident, she is offered--and accepts--a job at the Railway Institute's library and searches there for some solace in her unexpectedly new life. But in Thirroul, in 1948, she's not the only person trying to chase dreams through books. There's Roy McKinnon, who found poetry in the mess of war, but who has now lost his words and his hope. There's Frank Draper, trapped by the guilt of those his medical treatment and care failed on their first day of freedom. All three struggle to find their own peace, and their own new story. But along with the firming of this triangle of friendship and a sense of lives inching towards renewal come other extremities--and misunderstandings. In the end, love and freedom can have unexpected ways of expressing themselves. The Railwayman's Wife explores the power of beginnings and endings, and how hard it can sometimes be to tell them apart. 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" --
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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.
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Award
  • Colin Roderick Award (Australia), 2013.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award for Fiction, 2014.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10191397
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DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
Target audience
adult
Label
The railwayman's wife, Ashley Hay, (text large print)
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Publication
Copyright
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
943637106
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
415 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410490025
Lccn
2016010643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)943637106
Label
The railwayman's wife, Ashley Hay, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
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
943637106
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
415 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410490025
Lccn
2016010643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)943637106

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