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Where the Trees Were

Where the Trees Were

'All in?' Kieran pulled me up, and the others followed. We gathered around the bigger tree. No one asked Matty - he just reached up and put his right hand on the trunk with ours. Kieran cleared his throat. 'We swear, on these trees, to always be friends. To protect each other - a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780733634536
Published 22 March 2016 by Hachette
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Simpson, Inga

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ISBN-13 9780733634536
ISBN-10 0733634532
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Hachette Australia
Publication Date 22 March 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Simpson, Inga
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Australian
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 380g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 639618

Description of this Book

'All in?' Kieran pulled me up, and the others followed. We gathered around the bigger tree. No one asked Matty - he just reached up and put his right hand on the trunk with ours. Kieran cleared his throat. 'We swear, on these trees, to always be friends. To protect each other - and this place.' Finding those carved trees forged a bond between Jay and her four childhood friends and opened their eyes to a wider world. But their attempt to protect the grove ends in disaster, and that one day on the river changes their lives forever. Seventeen years later, Jay finally has her chance to make amends. But at what cost? Not every wrong can be put right, but sometimes looking the other way is no longer an option. Praise for NEST: '(a) truly rich novel' - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 'a thoroughly enjoyable, uplifting read from one of the most creative nature writers of our time.' - MINDFOOD Praise for MR WIGG: 'beautiful and absorbing' - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 'Simpson is a beautiful writer' - BIG ISSUE

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An entrancing novel from a powerful new voice in Australian literature - Australian Women's Weekly

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Author's Bio

Inga Simpson began her career as a professional writer for government before gaining a PhD in creative writing. In 2011, she took part in the Queensland Writers Centre Manuscript Development Program and, as a result, Hachette Australia published her first novel, MR WIGG, in 2013. NEST, Inga's second novel, was published in 2014, before being longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Stella Prize, and shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal. Inga's third novel, the acclaimed Where the Trees Were, was published in 2016. Inga won the final Eric Rolls Prize for her nature writing and recently completed a second PhD, exploring the history of Australian nature writers. Inga's memoir about her love of Australian nature and life with trees, UNDERSTORY, will be published in June 2017.

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