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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Milk Fever
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'Julia Heath is experiencing a tree-change nightmare; a dismal country town with no decent coffee, a yoga teacher husband who ishaving an affair with the butcher's wife and slowly sending them bankrupt, a mother-in-law coming to stay and a son obsessed with flies. But she soon falls under the spell of Tom, a handsome, but troubled, dairy farmer who experiences the world through extraordinary eyes. As Julia and her husband become involved with Tom, their lives and marriage are inexorably changed and Julia is forced to heal the wounds of her past and abandon all ideas of the perfect family. Milk Fever is an uncommon romance. It explores the journey of healing we undertake through our relationships; past and present. And how, despite our flaws, and our desire to remain separate, we are all incredibly precious, connected and, ultimately, necessary to each other.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For the misfits, who perhaps don't realise how beautifully they fit.
  • Epigraph:

    The price the God's extract for this Gift of Song
    is that we become what we sing.
    -Pythagoras

    Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering.
    There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
    -Leonard Cohen

    'The knower of the mystery of sound knows the
    mystery of the whole universe.'
    -Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Works about this Work

Odd Lives Laid Bare Stephanie Bishop , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 5 no. 8 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Utopian Man Lisa Lang , 2009 single work novel ; Night Street Kristel Thornell , 2009 single work novel ; The Vintage and the Gleaning Jeremy Chambers , 2008 single work novel ; Milk Fever Lisa Reece-Lane , 2010 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 31 July 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Men of Bad Character Kathleen Stewart , 2010 single work novel ; Milk Fever Lisa Reece-Lane , 2010 single work novel
Review Barbara Baker , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 - 18 July 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of Milk Fever Lisa Reece-Lane , 2010 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 June 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of Milk Fever Lisa Reece-Lane , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Laurie Steed , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 322 2010; (p. 60)

— Review of Milk Fever Lisa Reece-Lane , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Laurie Steed , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 322 2010; (p. 60)

— Review of Milk Fever Lisa Reece-Lane , 2010 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 June 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of Milk Fever Lisa Reece-Lane , 2010 single work novel
Review Barbara Baker , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 - 18 July 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of Milk Fever Lisa Reece-Lane , 2010 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 31 July 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Men of Bad Character Kathleen Stewart , 2010 single work novel ; Milk Fever Lisa Reece-Lane , 2010 single work novel
Odd Lives Laid Bare Stephanie Bishop , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 5 no. 8 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Utopian Man Lisa Lang , 2009 single work novel ; Night Street Kristel Thornell , 2009 single work novel ; The Vintage and the Gleaning Jeremy Chambers , 2008 single work novel ; Milk Fever Lisa Reece-Lane , 2010 single work novel
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