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When Pearl’s grandmother Nell dies unexpectedly, she and her family - mother Diana, sister Lucy - return to Kangaroo Island to mourn and say farewell to her. Each of them knew Nell intimately but differently, and each woman must reckon with Nell’s passing in her own way. But Nell had secrets, too; and as Pearl, Diana and Lucy reflect on their feelings about the island, Pearl starts to pull together the scraps Nell left behind - her stories, poems, paintings - and unearths a connection to the island’s early history, of the European sealers and their first contact with the Ngarrindjeri people. As the three women are pulled apart from each other in grief, Pearl’s deepening connection to the generations before them, who formed the foundation of the island, grounds her, and will ultimately bring the women back to each other. 

©2019 Molly Murn (P)2019 Aurora Audio Books

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This is an intricately told tale of love and family through the generations combined with Australian Aboriginal history and culture. I received this book as a gift from a friend due to my love of stories told based on my geographic location being South Australia. I loved Salt Creek writing by Lucy Treloar for example. The style is very different but easy to deal with, it flows beautifully. I found the Narrator a little stilted at first however Josie Taylor certainly picked up the pace and was a pleasure to listen to. Looking forward to more by this new author Molly Murn

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