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Is part of Jingera Trilogy Alison L. Booth , 2010 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Stillwater Creek
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'It is 1957 and, after the death of her husband, pianist Ilona Talivaldis and her nine-year-old daughter Zidra travel to the remote coastal town of Jingera in New South Wales. Ilona, a concentration camp survivor from Latvia, is searching for peace and an opportunity to start anew. In her beautiful vine-covered cottage on the edge of the lagoon, she plans to set herself up as a piano teacher.

The weeks pass, and slowly mother and daughter get to know the townsfolk - including kind-hearted butcher George Cadwallader who is forever gazing at the stars; his son Jim, a boy wise beyond his years; Peter Vincent, a former wartime pilot and POW; and Cherry Bates, the publican's wife who is about to make a horrifying discovery...

For Jingera is not quite the utopia Ilona imagines it to be - and at risk is the one thing Ilona holds dear... ' (Publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Launched at the Australian National University Co-Op Bookshop Thursday 17 December 2009.
  • Dedication: To my family.

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Works about this Work

Staying on the Surface of Things Ruth Starke , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 319 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of Stillwater Creek Alison L. Booth , 2010 single work novel
Alter Egos 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: ANU Reporter , Autumn vol. 45 no. 1 2010; (p. 33)
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1-2 January 2010; (p. 20)

— Review of Stillwater Creek Alison L. Booth , 2010 single work novel
Seaside Sojourn Lucy Clark , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 3 January 2010; (p. 15)

— Review of Stillwater Creek Alison L. Booth , 2010 single work novel
Fiction Books Elli Housden , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 Jan 2010; (p. 18)

— Review of Stillwater Creek Alison L. Booth , 2010 single work novel
Fiction Books Elli Housden , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 Jan 2010; (p. 18)

— Review of Stillwater Creek Alison L. Booth , 2010 single work novel
Seaside Sojourn Lucy Clark , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 3 January 2010; (p. 15)

— Review of Stillwater Creek Alison L. Booth , 2010 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1-2 January 2010; (p. 20)

— Review of Stillwater Creek Alison L. Booth , 2010 single work novel
Staying on the Surface of Things Ruth Starke , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 319 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of Stillwater Creek Alison L. Booth , 2010 single work novel
Still Waters Run Deep Charlotte Harper , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 December 2009; (p. 8-9)
Alter Egos 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: ANU Reporter , Autumn vol. 45 no. 1 2010; (p. 33)
Last amended 5 May 2016 10:30:38
Settings:
  • Country towns,
  • South Coast, New South Wales,
  • 1950s
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