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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Passing Remarks
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'Two things happened to Rosemary that early summer;
she won $30,000 playing Keno at the Hakoah Club and
she fell in love with a woman much younger than herself.
Thus, laden with luck, she entered her fifty-first year. . . .

'When middle-aged, academic Rosemary meets twenty-seven-year-old Billie--a woman with a tough bike and an even tougher attitude--she goes weak at the knees. Yet when Billie speeds off on a soul-searching bender through the Australian outback, Rosemary is left to ponder love and longevity, and weather a few adventures of her own.
Cooped up for the summer with the eccentric Daphne--who is busy transforming her body into a tattooed biography of her mad mother's life--Rosemary unwittingly winds up with a leading role in a lesbian porn flick, loses her car to a shears-wielding murderer, and still finds time to compost her garden and miss Billie to no end. Yet as each woman's path twists through a hilarious comedy of manners and mishaps, one fact remains: relationships lie in the sometimes capable--sometimes careless--hands of coincidence.'  (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Anchor , 1996 .
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      Extent: 196p.
      ISBN: 0868246778
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Ballantine Books ,
      1998 .
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      Extent: 215p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      ISBN: 0345417739 (alk. paper)
Alternative title: Midlife, Harleys und Tattoos
Language: German

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Books in Brief Martha E. Stone , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 16 September 1998; (p. 16)

— Review of Passing Remarks Helen Hodgman , 1996 single work novel
Writers' Retreats and Other Hang-Ups Debra Adelaide , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 December 1996; (p. 12s)

— Review of Passing Remarks Helen Hodgman , 1996 single work novel
[Review] Passing Remarks Morgan Smith , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , July vol. 76 no. 1071 1996; (p. 49)

— Review of Passing Remarks Helen Hodgman , 1996 single work novel
Hodgman's Trajectory Susan Hawthorne , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 184 1996; (p. 29-30)

— Review of Passing Remarks Helen Hodgman , 1996 single work novel
Maze of Narratives Never Palls Lesley Lebkowicz , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 October 1996; (p. C11)

— Review of Passing Remarks Helen Hodgman , 1996 single work novel
A Good Bit of Lip and Other Such Fun Diana Simmonds , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 10 September vol. 116 no. 6037 1996; (p. 87)

— Review of Passing Remarks Helen Hodgman , 1996 single work novel
Going Mad Michael Sharkey , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 September 1996; (p. rev 8)

— Review of Passing Remarks Helen Hodgman , 1996 single work novel ; Samovar Ramona Koval , 1996 single work novel
All You Read is Love Margaret Simons , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , October vol. 1 no. 2 1996; (p. 3-4)

— Review of Passing Remarks Helen Hodgman , 1996 single work novel ; Zigzag Street Nick Earls , 1996 single work novel ; Australian Love Stories 1996 anthology short story extract ; Hungry Ghosts Susan Johnson , 1996 single work novel
Maze of Narratives Never Palls Lesley Lebkowicz , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 October 1996; (p. C11)

— Review of Passing Remarks Helen Hodgman , 1996 single work novel
Hodgman's Trajectory Susan Hawthorne , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 184 1996; (p. 29-30)

— Review of Passing Remarks Helen Hodgman , 1996 single work novel
A Place of Her Own Nikki Barrowclough , 1996 single work biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 4 May 1996; (p. 16-17)
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