Like a House on Fire

by Cate Kennedy | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1922070068 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Ahoernchen of Seaford, Victoria Australia on 3/17/2013
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Ahoernchen from Seaford, Victoria Australia on Sunday, March 17, 2013

Bought it at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia today.

From prize-winning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies, injustices and pleasures with her humane eye and wry sense of humour. In “Laminex and Mirrors”, a young woman working as a cleaner in a hospital helps an elderly patient defy doctor´s orders. In “Cross-Country”, a jilted lover manages to misinterpret her ex´s new life. And in “Ashes”, a son accompanies his mother on a journey to scatter his father´s remains, while lifelong resentment simmer in the background.

Journal Entry 2 by Ahoernchen at Seaford, Victoria Australia on Sunday, March 24, 2013
I liked the first two stories, but didn´t get further. Short stories are just not my thing. By the time I´m into them, the are over again. :o)

Journal Entry 3 by wingwildboarhunterwing at Aschaffenburg, Bayern Germany on Sunday, April 28, 2013
Got it from Ahoernchen, who bought it especially for me, because I was looking for books from Australian authors. Thanks a lot for that and for bringing it over the big, big ocean. You are great! :-)

I`m going to read this book for the 1 Jahr= 1 Land Challenge for Australia.

28.05.13: Even if I'm usually not the short-story type of reader, I loved that book. The storys reveal a lot of the human nature and provoke many different feelings while reading them. I liked the most: "Laminex And Mirrors", "Five Dollar Family", "Cake", "White Spirit" and most of all the last one: "Seventy-Two Derwents".

Hopefully counts for Australia.

Journal Entry 4 by wingwildboarhunterwing at -- Per Post/Persönliche Weitergabe--, Hessen Germany on Thursday, June 06, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (6/5/2013 UTC) at -- Per Post/Persönliche Weitergabe--, Hessen Germany


Hat sich per Post auf den Weg zur nächsten Leserin gemacht...und weitere warten schon. Viel Spaß mit dem Buch! :-)

Journal Entry 5 by wingSamingowing at Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, June 08, 2013
Thanks for sending the book over to me. I will enjoy reading it during my upcoming holidays...
It will then tavel farther as Ring or Ray...

Journal Entry 6 by wingSamingowing at Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, February 15, 2014
Dieses Buch ist als RING unterwegs und wird in folgender Reihenfolge weiter gegeben:

Melde Dich hier für diesen Ring an.

1. une-fleurette

Edit: April 1015: It took so long, and no other interested readers... I will send it on to une-fleurette...

Journal Entry 7 by wingSamingowing at Tornesch, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Sorry it took me lo long to start reading... Short stories are also not my first choice, but I liked some of these, especially 'Laminex and Mirrors', 'Five Dollar Family' and the last one I liked the most 'Seventy-Two Derwents'

Released 4 yrs ago (6/2/2015 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Schleswig-Holstein Germany


The book finally travels on! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 9 by une-fleurette at Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Sunday, July 26, 2015
Schon vor Ewigkeiten aus der Packstation geholt und völlig verafft es zu lesen und einen Eintrag zu verfassen... Letzteres ist hiermit geschehen und ans Lesen mach ich mich auch gleich morgen ^^

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