Tuesday, January 28, 2014

It's a start

My first book for the Australian Women Writers challenge is The Railwayman's Wife, by Ashley Hay.

The blurb:

In a small town on the land's edge, in the strange space at a war's end, a widow, a poet and a doctor each try to find their own peace, and their own new story.

In Thirroul, in 1948, people chase their dreams through the books in the railway's library. Anikka Lachlan searches for solace after her life is destroyed by a single random act. Roy McKinnon, who found poetry in the mess of war, has lost his words and his hope. Frank Draper is trapped by the guilt of those his treatment and care failed on their first day of freedom. All three struggle with the same question: how now to be alive.

 I really enjoyed this book, it's all about characters and how their lives are affected by an accident.  Quite often when I finish a book I'm ready to move on to the next one quickly, but find I want to live with these people a bit longer.

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