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From the Ashes

From the Ashes

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 Alli... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781460754122
Barcode 9781460754122
Published 29 October 2018 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Challinor, Deborah
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ISBN-13 9781460754122
ISBN-10 1460754123
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publication Date 29 October 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Challinor, Deborah
Category Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 440
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 550g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 922739

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A new trilogy following the fortunes of the women of three families through the rapidly changing social and cultural landscape of the fifties and sixties Allie Manaia must navigate society's disapproval of her mixed-race marriage to Sonny, while at the same time attempting to cope with the death of their baby, and undiagnosed PTSD - a result of being caught in the Dunbar & Jones department store fire two years earlier. Allie's grief, and her distress at failing to conceive again, are compounded when those near her seem to have no trouble falling pregnant - even when they shouldn't. And then there's Sonny's wayward sister, Polly, who, it appears, is not above selling her own child... After being advised to quit her job atSmith & Caughey's department store for her health, Allie's offered the job of marketing the quality knitwear of a Maori women's co-operative. But who will buy it, racism being what it is in 1950s New Zealand? And is her wealthy friend Kathleen Lawson really trying to come between her and Sonny, or is Allie just imagining that?

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