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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 The Midnight Dress
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'When a teenage girl disappears, a small town is awash with rumours: everyone is talking about the dress she wore, a midnight-blue dress made from the remnants of other dresses, a dress of stories ...

For her whole life, Rose Lovell has moved from town to town with her alcoholic father. When they wash up in a coastal sugarcane town, Rose wonders if this time it will be different.

At the local high school, Rose meets Pearl Kelly, who is popular, pretty and intent on tracking down her Russian father. When she convinces Rose to be part of the annual Harvest Parade, Rose must find a special dress for the occasion. She seeks the help of the eccentric Edie Baker, who knows all the town's secrets and whose own family is a rich tapestry of stories. When Rose agrees to let Edie teach her to sew, she doesn't realise that nothing will ever be the same again.

The Midnight Dress weaves an intriguing story of loss and longing to the very last page.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Doris Winifred Foxlee
  • Other formats: Also sound recording, e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Knopf ,
      2013 .
      person or book cover
      From Random House (hardcover cover)
      Extent: 288p.
      Note/s:
      • Expected publication: October 8th 2013 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
      ISBN: 9780375856457, 9780375956454 (library binding), 9780449818213
Alternative title: Das nachtblaue Kleid
Language: German
    • Weinheim,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Beltz und Gelberg ,
      2014 .
      image of person or book cover 7134838524567878564.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 331p.p.
      ISBN: 9783407811813, 3407811810

Works about this Work

Review : The Midnight Dress Katie Bircher , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , November-December vol. 90 no. 6 2014; (p. 131-132)

— Review of The Midnight Dress Karen Foxlee , 2013 single work novel
Review : The Midnight Dress Katrina Hedeen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , January/February vol. 90 no. 1 2014; (p. 90)

— Review of The Midnight Dress Karen Foxlee , 2013 single work novel
Book Review : The Midnight Dress Helga Erichsen , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Queensland Review , December vol. 20 no. 2 2013; (p. 234-235)

— Review of The Midnight Dress Karen Foxlee , 2013 single work novel
Karen Foxlee : The Midnight Dress Folly Gleeson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , April 2013;

— Review of The Midnight Dress Karen Foxlee , 2013 single work novel
Yarns of Loss and Acceptance Are Sewn Peter Pierce , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 February 2013; (p. 32)

— Review of The Midnight Dress Karen Foxlee , 2013 single work novel
Untitled Melanie Brown , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2012/13 vol. 92 no. 3 2012; (p. 28)

— Review of The Midnight Dress Karen Foxlee , 2013 single work novel
Cane Call is Music to Author Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9-10 February 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of The Midnight Dress Karen Foxlee , 2013 single work novel
Murder Mystery Stitched into Coming-of-Age Tale Joy Lawn , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 February 2013; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Midnight Dress Karen Foxlee , 2013 single work novel
Haunted by Past Generations Peter Pierce , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 February 2013; (p. 19)

— Review of The Midnight Dress Karen Foxlee , 2013 single work novel
Book Mark Katharine England , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 February 2013; (p. 30)

— Review of The Midnight Dress Karen Foxlee , 2013 single work novel
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