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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 The Landing
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'Jonathan Lott, recently divorced, is about to find how much love really matters in a funny, delightful and poignant novel that lays out the human condition - looking for love in all of its many forms with secrets, polite lies, desperation, compromise and joy.

Jonathan Lott is confused. His wife has left him for a woman and he doesn't like living alone. Is it true that an about-to-be-divorced man in possession of a good fortune is in need of a new wife? Would Penny Collins do, divorced herself, school teacher and frustrated artist? What about beautiful Anna, blown in from who knows where, trailing broken marriages behind her? There's a lot happening at The Landing, where Jonathan has his beach house, and he's about to find out how much love matters.' (Source: Publisher's website)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Sandra Hogan, encore, friend of my heart. And for Jeff Humphreys, who is loved.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2015 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 278p.
      Note/s:
      • Published September 2015
      ISBN: 9781760113933 (pbk)
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2016 .
      image of person or book cover 3859952760458279768.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 288p.
      Note/s:
      • Published August 2016
      ISBN: 9781760294014

Works about this Work

From Vance Palmer's The Passage to Susan Johnson's The Landing Susan Lever , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , December vol. 24 no. 2 2017; (p. 191-201)

'This article compares Vance Palmer's classic novel, The Passage (1930), set in Caloundra, with Susan Johnson's The Landing (2015), a comic novel of manners set at the northern end of the contemporary Sunshine Coast. It considers the novels’ different perspectives on Australian society and changing values, including attitudes to nature, arguing that Palmer's novel now seems more idealistic than realist while Johnson's cynicism about Australian life shows some disturbing elements beneath the comedy.' (Abstract)

Review : The Landing Jennifer Somerville , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , October 2015; (p. 38)

— Review of The Landing Susan Johnson , 2015 single work novel
‘Could Not Put It Down’ Beth Driscoll , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , October 2015;

— Review of The Landing Susan Johnson , 2015 single work novel ; Relativity Antonia Hayes , 2015 single work novel ; The Other Side of the World Stephanie Bishop , 2015 single work novel
Lott's Wife Anthony Lynch , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 374 2015; (p. 11)

— Review of The Landing Susan Johnson , 2015 single work novel
A Contemporary World in Delicious Microcosm Susan Chenery , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 20 September 2015; (p. 12) The Sunday Age , 20 September 2015; (p. 12)

— Review of The Landing Susan Johnson , 2015 single work novel
Village People Belinda Seeney , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 August 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of The Landing Susan Johnson , 2015 single work novel
'Susan Johnson took a break from journalism to write a comedy of manners about a small Queensland town and its fascinating cast of characters...'
Learning to Play the Cards We Are Dealt Louise Swinn , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 August 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of The Landing Susan Johnson , 2015 single work novel
Angst, Sadness and Sly Humour Too Thuy On , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 6 September 2015; (p. 13)

— Review of The Landing Susan Johnson , 2015 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 September 2015; (p. 28)

— Review of The Hands : An Australian Pastoral Stephen Orr , 2015 single work novel ; The Landing Susan Johnson , 2015 single work novel
Life's Quiet Lessons Revealed in a Rich Emotional Palette Dorothy Johnston , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 September 2015; (p. 24) The Age , 12 September 2015; (p. 24)

— Review of The Landing Susan Johnson , 2015 single work novel
From Vance Palmer's The Passage to Susan Johnson's The Landing Susan Lever , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , December vol. 24 no. 2 2017; (p. 191-201)

'This article compares Vance Palmer's classic novel, The Passage (1930), set in Caloundra, with Susan Johnson's The Landing (2015), a comic novel of manners set at the northern end of the contemporary Sunshine Coast. It considers the novels’ different perspectives on Australian society and changing values, including attitudes to nature, arguing that Palmer's novel now seems more idealistic than realist while Johnson's cynicism about Australian life shows some disturbing elements beneath the comedy.' (Abstract)

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