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From the ashes, Deborah Challinor

Label
From the ashes
Title
From the ashes
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Challinor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Auckland, 1956. Allie Manaia works at Smith and Caughey's department store. It's been two years since the Dunbar and Jones fire, where some of her friends perished, but she still has nightmares. Allie and her husband, Sonny, are desperate for a baby, after losing a child, and Allie's distress at not conceiving again is compounded when those around her seem to have no trouble falling pregnant - even when they shouldn't. Allie's neighbours have recently moved to suburban Auckland. Ana, now a housewife, misses her work on the farm, but she has her hands full, looking after her increasingly forgetful father-in-law. Kathleen Lawson - rich, lonely and bored - is one of Allies' customers at the make-up counter. Kathleen takes a shine to Allie, but when she discovers Allie's husband is Maori, Kathleen's attitude changes. Is she trying to make friends or poison the relationship between Sonny and Allie? Sonny's beautiful younger sister, Polly, is living a vibrant but wayward life as a waitress-model-goodtime girl while leaving her young daughter to be raised by her mother. Then one day Polly disappears ... Told in Deborah Challinor's trademark style -- equal parts heart and humour -- From the Ashes is the first in a moving new trilogy that follows the fortunes of the women of three families through the rapidly changing social and cultural landscape of the 1950s and 1960s
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Cataloging source
AU@
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Challinor, Deborah
Dewey number
NZ823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The restless years
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suburban life
  • Auckland (N.Z.)
  • New Zealand fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
From the ashes, Deborah Challinor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A captivating story of family and friendship throughone decade of incredible change" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
22760802
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9781460754122
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018036389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
From the ashes, Deborah Challinor
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A captivating story of family and friendship throughone decade of incredible change" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
22760802
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9781460754122
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018036389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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