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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Once on a Road
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'Naomi Adams is a midwife, a mother and a grandmother. Her two young grandsons, Chris and Max, have been the centre of her world since both her sons were killed in a car accident. Her daughter-in-law, Zoe, was said to have been driving on that devastating afternoon. Zoe is badly injured in the crash and once she recovers, still ruined, she walks away from her boys and from Naomi for eight years.

'But now she wants her sons back. And Naomi can't let them go.

'Exploring the age-old themes of duty and love, exile and return, this is the story of Naomi and Zoe. It is also the story of Chris and Max, who adore their grandmother but long for their mother, whether or not she knows what's best for them. The choice they make has grave repercussions for the whole family, which will reverberate for years to come.

'Beautifully told in spare, vivid prose Once on a Road is a superb first novel about the complexity of families and how, eventually, even the most tangled and unhappy relationships can be redeemed by forgiveness and love.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • A contemporary re-telling of the biblical story of Ruth and Naomi.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage Australia , 2010 .
      Extent: 382p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 February 2010.
      ISBN: 9781741669077 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Biennial Book Award for Fiction : Judge's Comments Susanne Gervay , 2011-2012 single work column
— Appears in: Images , December - February 2011-2012; (p. 22)
Untitled Susan Gorgioski , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 320 2010; (p. 63)

— Review of Once on a Road Mary-Ellen Mullane , 2010 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 March 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of Once on a Road Mary-Ellen Mullane , 2010 single work novel
Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 7 March 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of Time's Long Ruin : A Novel Stephen Orr , 2008 single work novel ; Keeping Faith Roger Averill , 2010 single work novel ; Once on a Road Mary-Ellen Mullane , 2010 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 February 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of Once on a Road Mary-Ellen Mullane , 2010 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 February 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of Once on a Road Mary-Ellen Mullane , 2010 single work novel
Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 7 March 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of Time's Long Ruin : A Novel Stephen Orr , 2008 single work novel ; Keeping Faith Roger Averill , 2010 single work novel ; Once on a Road Mary-Ellen Mullane , 2010 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 March 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of Once on a Road Mary-Ellen Mullane , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Susan Gorgioski , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 320 2010; (p. 63)

— Review of Once on a Road Mary-Ellen Mullane , 2010 single work novel
Biennial Book Award for Fiction : Judge's Comments Susanne Gervay , 2011-2012 single work column
— Appears in: Images , December - February 2011-2012; (p. 22)
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