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The Place on Dalhousie

Narrated by: Maria Angelico
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

'You look the type to break your father's heart.'
'Yeah, but he broke mine first.'

When Rosie Gennaro first meets Jimmy Hailler, she has walked away from life in Sydney, leaving behind the place on Dalhousie that her father, Seb, painstakingly rebuilt for his family but never saw completed. Two years later, Rosie returns to the house and living there is Martha, whom Seb Gennaro married less than a year after the death of Rosie's mother. Martha is struggling to fulfil Seb's dream while Rosie is coming to terms with new responsibilities. And so begins a stand-off between two women who refuse to move out of the home they both lay claim to.

As the battle lines are drawn, Jimmy Hailler reenters Rosie's life. Having always watched other families from the perimeters, he's now grappling, heartbreakingly, with forming one of his own.... 

An unforgettable story about losing love and finding love, about the interconnectedness of lives and the true nature of belonging, from one of our most acclaimed writers.

©2019 Melina Marchetta (P)2019 Penguin Random House Australia

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Friends and family are everything

I loved listening to this story of people who are searching: for family, for their identity, for a way out of their grief. Rosie is infuriatingly stubborn yet so lovable- just like Martha. The first couple of sentences definitely hooked me and I was sold on Rosie just as I was all those years ago with Josephine Alibrandi!

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disappointed

I love Melina Marchetta books. She is a fantastic writer so i was really looking forward to listening to this book. Unfortunately it wasn't as good as all her other books. I found I didn't really care about the characters they were hard to love at times and there was so much back story to the characters that it got confusing to what story went with who. hopefully the next book is better.

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Great book, loved Alibrandi, love this!

Friendship, family, community, love and loss, netball and a Monaro, this book has it all!
Highly recommend 👌🏼

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loved it.

Great Australian story about family, growing up and acceptance. so relatable. it was funny. it was sad. everything family and life is

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A book about nothing

I enjoyed listening to the narrator, unfortunately though this was a book about nothing and didn't go anywhere.

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