The Lone Child

by Anna George | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0670077747 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mattandmandy75 of Cockatoo, Victoria Australia on 11/26/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by mattandmandy75 from Cockatoo, Victoria Australia on Saturday, November 26, 2022
Neve Ayres has always been so careful. Since her mother's death when Neve was seven, she's learned to look after herself and to keep her cards close. But now her deliberately constructed world has collapsed- her partner's left her when she was eight months pregnant. And so, alone with her newborn son, she's retreated to her cliff-top holiday house in coastal Flinders. There, another child comes into her life. The first time Neve sees Jessie, the small girl is playing on an empty stretch of beach. On the cold autumn day, she is bare-legged and alone, while her mother is distracted by her own troubles. At once, almost despite herself, Neve is intrigued and concerned, and Jessie is drawn to Neve's kindness - and to her home. To Neve's surprise, Jessie becomes an unlikely source of much needed care for her and her baby. Having been lost in the sleepless haze of new motherhood, Neve is touched, and finds herself grappling with how to best help the forgotten girl. She has the spacious house, the full pantry, the resources ...But how much can you - should you - do for a stranger's child?

Journal Entry 2 by mattandmandy75 at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Released 2 mos ago (12/1/2022 UTC) at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, December 1, 2022
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Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, December 21, 2022
This is a haunting thought provoking read from Aussie Anna George, it's about motherhood and judging and marginalising folk. The setting for this tale is the wintry Mornington Peninsula, in my home state of Victoria, it is an integral part of the story. I suspect the fact that these events happen over an Easter weekend is also significant.
Highly recommended.

Released 1 wk ago (1/27/2023 UTC) at Rosanna Fire Station Community House Library in Rosanna, Victoria Australia

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