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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Sooner or Later
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' Highly recommended in 'Black in Focus', the only publication which covers all books published in Australia about Aboriginal issues, this is a novel that raises many of those issues, without any didactism. It is the first of two connected novels the other being The Sun is Rising. It is centred around 15 year old Scilla, who goes from the city to spend a year in a small country town, Hogan's Creek, where her father and grandmother live. Hogan's Creek is about to celebrate its centenary--and tensions are rising, because not everyone sees the town's beginnings in the same way. As feelings between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people become charged, Scilla begins to understand that life is full of strange, painful and extraordinary complexities. This novel has been used in many schools to promote discussion on issues of racism and misunderstanding, but it is far more than that. It relies on its characters and on emotional subtlety to carry its message across.' (Sophie Masson).

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  • Companion volume to The Sun is Rising

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Works about this Work

Know the Author : Sophie Masson Margaret Phillips , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 11 no. 3 1996; (p. 16-18)
'Sooner or Later' by Sophie Masson Margaret Dunkle , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 2 no. 3 1994; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Sooner or Later Sophie Masson , 1991 single work novel
Untitled Don Pemberton , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 7 no. 4 1992; (p. 33)

— Review of Sooner or Later Sophie Masson , 1991 single work novel
Untitled B.P. , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: School Library News , August vol. 24 no. 3 1992; (p. 21)

— Review of Sooner or Later Sophie Masson , 1991 single work novel
Windows to a Child's Own World Leonie Tyle , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 July 1992; (p. 7)

— Review of Scatterlings Isobelle Carmody , 1991 single work novel ; The Sea-Breeze Hotel Marcia Kay Vaughan , 1989 single work picture book ; The China Coin Allan Baillie , 1991 single work novel ; A Bit of Company Margaret Wild , 1991 single work picture book ; Speedy Colin Thiele , 1991 single work children's fiction ; What's That Noise? What's That Sound? Morris Lurie , 1991 single work picture book ; Sooner or Later Sophie Masson , 1991 single work novel
Untitled Bernice Eastman , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 4 1991; (p. 32)

— Review of Sooner or Later Sophie Masson , 1991 single work novel
Untitled Don Pemberton , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 7 no. 4 1992; (p. 33)

— Review of Sooner or Later Sophie Masson , 1991 single work novel
'Sooner or Later' by Sophie Masson Margaret Dunkle , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 2 no. 3 1994; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Sooner or Later Sophie Masson , 1991 single work novel
Windows to a Child's Own World Leonie Tyle , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 July 1992; (p. 7)

— Review of Scatterlings Isobelle Carmody , 1991 single work novel ; The Sea-Breeze Hotel Marcia Kay Vaughan , 1989 single work picture book ; The China Coin Allan Baillie , 1991 single work novel ; A Bit of Company Margaret Wild , 1991 single work picture book ; Speedy Colin Thiele , 1991 single work children's fiction ; What's That Noise? What's That Sound? Morris Lurie , 1991 single work picture book ; Sooner or Later Sophie Masson , 1991 single work novel
Untitled B.P. , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: School Library News , August vol. 24 no. 3 1992; (p. 21)

— Review of Sooner or Later Sophie Masson , 1991 single work novel
Know the Author : Sophie Masson Margaret Phillips , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 11 no. 3 1996; (p. 16-18)
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