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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 The True Green of Hope
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'Sam was abandoned at the beach by her mother, when she was thirteen. One minute she was surfing the waves and the next her mother and little sister were gone, leaving Sam homeless. Years later, a coma patient is brought into the hospital where Sam works, and Sam believes the woman to be her mother. But before she can discover whether this is true or not, she must sort out her own confused memories of that traumatic day on the beach. This is a provocative novel about the nature of love and memory, and how the truth can be what we make it.' (Libraries Australia record)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Bear, with love.
  • Epigraph: ...a green ray of such fabulous beauty that no painter could produce it upon his palette, a green that nature, with all her varied vegetation and all her coloured waters, no matter how limpid, has never equalled. If there is a colour called green in paradise, it is perhaps this green, which is without doubt, the true green of hope. Legend declares that happiness will be the portion of those who behold this spectacle. (Le Rayon Vent, Jules Verne)

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Works about this Work

Skim Anne Susskind , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 November vol. 123 no. 6497 2005; (p. 68-69)

— Review of The Wing of Night Brenda Walker , 2005 single work novel ; Watershed Fabienne Bayet , 2005 single work novel ; The True Green of Hope N. A. Bourke , 2005 single work novel
The Business of Enchantment Gaylene Perry , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 276 2005; (p. 55)

— Review of The True Green of Hope N. A. Bourke , 2005 single work novel ; The Eyes of the Tiger Manfred Jurgensen , 2005 single work novel
The Pull of the Past Brendan O'Hanlon , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 September 2005; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The True Green of Hope N. A. Bourke , 2005 single work novel
Untitled Gillian Dooley , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , 2 - 15 September no. 276 2005; (p. 21)

— Review of The True Green of Hope N. A. Bourke , 2005 single work novel
Untitled Eliza Metcalfe , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , August vol. 85 no. 2 2005; (p. 24)

— Review of The True Green of Hope N. A. Bourke , 2005 single work novel
Hope from Life's Detritus Ian McFarlane , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 August 2005; (p. 13)

— Review of The True Green of Hope N. A. Bourke , 2005 single work novel
Take Note of Nike Rosemary Sorensen , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 -14 August 2005; (p. 7)

— Review of The True Green of Hope N. A. Bourke , 2005 single work novel
Untitled Eliza Metcalfe , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , August vol. 85 no. 2 2005; (p. 24)

— Review of The True Green of Hope N. A. Bourke , 2005 single work novel
Untitled Gillian Dooley , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , 2 - 15 September no. 276 2005; (p. 21)

— Review of The True Green of Hope N. A. Bourke , 2005 single work novel
The Pull of the Past Brendan O'Hanlon , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 September 2005; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The True Green of Hope N. A. Bourke , 2005 single work novel
Authors Paddle Like Mad To Write the Latest Literary Wave Malcolm Knox , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 August 2005; (p. 6)
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