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From the Ashes

From the Ashes (EPUB ebook)

By Challinor, Deborah

A captivating story of family and friendship through one decade of incredible change, from NZ's no.1 bestselling author. In 1950s Auckland things are changing - and fast. Women are joining the workforce in numbers, whitegoods are readily available and the age of rock'n' roll has ...arrived.Allie Manaia works the Elizabeth Arden counter at Smith and Caughey's. It's been two years since the Dunbar and Jones fire, where some of her friends perished, but she still has nightmares.Kathleen Lawson -- rich, lonely and bored -- is one of Allie's customers. Kathleen takes a shine to Allie, but when Kathleen discovers Allie's husband is Maori, her attitude changes. Is she trying to make friends or poison the relationship between Sonny and Allie?Meanwhile, Sonny's beautiful younger sister, Polly, is embracing the more relaxed moral standards of the era, living a vibrant but wayward life as a waitress-model-goodtime girl while leaving her young daughter to be raised by her mother.As each woman navigates the shifting social and cultural landscape of the 1950s, she is faced with new possibilities and decisions - with freedom comes joy, but also fear and, occasionally, mistakes.Told in Deborah Challinor's trademark style - equal parts heart and humour - From the Ashes follows the fortunes of the women of three families through one decade of incredible change. Praise for Deborah Challinor:'Challinor is a good storyteller ... seamlessly joining fact and fiction and creating a convincing, atmospheric yarn' Bookseller + Publisher'The perfect blend of fact and fiction' New Zealand Herald
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ISBN 9781460708538
Published 16 Nov 2018
Publisher HarperCollins
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Series The Restless Years

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ISBN-13 9781460708538
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperCollins
Published 16 Nov 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Challinor, Deborah
Series The Restless Years
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 823.4
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Missing persons, Interpersonal relations, Man-woman relationships, Auckland (N.Z.), New Zealand fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade