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The Resource The railwayman's wife : a novel, Ashley Hay

The railwayman's wife : a novel, Ashley Hay

Label
The railwayman's wife : a novel
Title
The railwayman's wife
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Hay
Title variation
railwaymans wife
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Amidst the strange, silent aftermath of World War II, a widow, a poet, and a doctor search for lasting peace and fresh beginnings in this internationally acclaimed, award-winning novel. 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."--
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Colin Roderick Award (Australia), 2013.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award for Fiction, 2014.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10191397
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hay, Ashley
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widows
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Manners and customs
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Widows
  • Thirroul (N.S.W.)
  • New South Wales
Label
The railwayman's wife : a novel, Ashley Hay
Instantiates
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
1577162
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria hardcover edition.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781501112171
Lccn
2015042234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501112171
  • (OCoLC)913304105
Label
The railwayman's wife : a novel, Ashley Hay
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
1577162
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria hardcover edition.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781501112171
Lccn
2015042234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501112171
  • (OCoLC)913304105

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