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The Place on Dalhousie
The Place on Dalhousie | Melina Marchetta
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'You look the type to break your father's heart.' 'Yeah, but he broke mine first.' When Rosie Gennaro first meets Jimmy Hailler, she has walked away from life in Sydney, leaving behind the place on Dalhousie that her father, Seb, painstakingly rebuilt for his family but never saw completed. Two years later, Rosie returns to the house and living there is Martha, whom Seb Gennaro married less than a year after the death of Rosie's mother. Martha is struggling to fulfil Seb's dream, while Rosie is coming to terms with new responsibilities. And so begins a stand-off between two women who refuse to move out of the home they both lay claim to. As the battle lines are drawn, Jimmy Hailler re-enters Rosie's life. Having always watched other families from the perimeters, he's now grappling, heartbreakingly, with forming one of his own . . . An unforgettable story about losing love and finding love; about the interconnectedness of lives and the true nature of belonging, from one of our most acclaimed writers.
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margreads
The Place on Dalhousie | Melina Marchetta
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Spending Saturday afternoon just taking any opportunity to listen to this book!!

#currentlisten #audio #awwc #obsessed

margreads Finished it!! May have just sat in the car in the driveway for an hour or so just listening and then continued once I came inside!! 3w
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Gillyreads
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Only three books last month.

Lcsmcat Some months are like that! May was incredibly busy for us too. 3mo
Gillyreads @Lcsmcat so true 3mo
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Gillyreads
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National treasure, Melina Marchetta has provided once again. ❤️😍😭❤️😍

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CarolynM
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I confess the only other Melina Marchetta book I've read is Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil and I was not impressed, but I absolutely loved this tale of families lost, found and created. I'm going to have to read Saving Francesca and The Piper's Son now. #ozfiction

rretzler 😻 4mo
MrsMalaprop I heard her interviewed about fostering a child on Radio National the other day. Fascinating. 4mo
CarolynM @MrsMalaprop That does sound interesting. Have you read this one? There's a thread about fostering/adoption. 4mo
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MrsMalaprop No I haven‘t read this one I‘ve read Alibrandi & Pipers Son. 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm I have one of hers to be read 4mo
JennyM I think I might have to give this one a go. I liked Tell the Truth, but couldn‘t get into any of her others, particularly Jellicoe Road. But this sounds good - great review 4mo
CarolynM @JennyM I just didn't believe in Tell the Truth, although it was clear the woman can write. I found this one completely convincing and very easy to read. 4mo
Dragon 😻 4mo
Jovy I loved Jellicoe, Francesca and Piper‘s Son! Her fantasy series is one of my faves 4mo
CarolynM @Jovy You need to read this one, characters from Francesca and Piper reappear🙂 4mo
Jovy @CarolynM 😯How did I not know that!? Stacked!! 👊🏼 4mo
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Lauredhel
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Little library haul today.

CarolynM Just pulled this one out to read myself🙂 4mo
JennyM @CarolynM @Lauredhel looking forward to your thoughts on this. I enjoyed her last one 4mo
CarolynM @JennyM I wasn't a fan of the last one, but I'm keeping an open mind about this one🙂 4mo
Lauredhel @JennyM I haven't read it yet! I'm very behind. Not sure if I'll read this one till I can get it in ebook, the trade paperback is a bit bulky for me (but pretty). 4mo
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt10 The last of the Aussie authors in this months mail is Melina Marchetta. The writer of the Aussie YA classic, Looking For Alibrandi, this is her 2nd adult novel, I think,after Tell the Truth, Shame The Devil in 2016. After leaving home as a teenager, Rosie has come back to the house her father Seb built when he dies. But living there is Martha, the woman he married after Rosie‘s mum passed away. So begins a standoff between the two.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Oooh, I‘m super interested in this one. I loved Jellicoe Road and Saving Francesca! 4mo
CarolynM I have a copy of this to read. I was quite disappointed in her last one, hope this will be better. 4mo
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AntoinetteBuchanan
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We are back in the inner west and I couldn‘t be happier. #aussieapril #aww2019

CarolynM This one's waiting for me. Are you enjoying it? 4mo
AntoinetteBuchanan Yes well enough. A return to Sydney‘s inner West which was my home for many years, so there‘s that. But it is multi-layered and the first chapter is beautiful, almost lyrical. Solid 3.5 stars from me - just haven‘t had time to formulate a reasoned review. I read it through a bought of insomnia last night. (edited) 4mo
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Missusb
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I can‘t#squee enough about this book. #currentlyreading #preview #aprilrso2019 Melina Marchetta might be my all time favourite author #bigcall Halfway through and I am LOVIN‘ it. Plus new #orchid

Freespirit I loved Looking for Alibrandi ❤️ 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!! I just finished Saving Francesca and Jimmy Hailer was in that book! I can‘t wait to get my hands on this one. Loved Jellicoe Road also 4mo
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