Amanita reached into her jacket and prised the letter from between her iPod and her headphones. She gazed at the writing on the front for a moment. It’s eloquent loops and scrawl communicating her father’s handwriting style - something she had never known before. Then she opened it.
Amanita Walmer never knew her father, the renowned botanist Dr Virgil Walmer. But through her growing independence during her first year at university, she comes to understand the man whose daughter she will always be.
In this eloquent exploration of burgeoning independence, Amanita Walmer and the Amberleigh Flower portrays what it is like to leave home for the first time, the strains put on friendships that were once thought eternal, and the lasting marks of an unknown fatherhood.
What members say
- Simon Gibson
Transitioning To Adulthood
We follow Amanita in her intimate progression from maidenhood into womanhood whilst a mystery is unfolding in an expedition. A novel exploring the transition from teen to young adult with its difficulties and choices. The characters are very well explored with great dialog and interesting plots lines. The listening experience is enhanced by wonderful narration.