At times like these families should be coming together, not tearing each other apart.
On her remote North Queensland cattle station, Ivy Dunmore is facing the end of her days. Increasingly frail, all she holds dear is threatened not just by crippling drought, but by jealousy and greed – and that’s from within her own family.
Can Felicity, who's battling her own crisis as her fiftieth birthday approaches, protect her mother and reunite her family under the homestead's faded iron roof? Or will sibling rivalries erupt and long-held secrets from the past break a family in crisis?
From award-winning Australian author Helene Young comes a story about family fractures and feuds in later life – and about loved ones being there for each other when it matters the most.
'This is probably the best contemporary read of the year! It resonated in so many ways. Intelligent. Brilliant.'
Carol Seeley, Reading Writing Riesling
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Another fantastic book from Helene- the characters came to life for me- she touched on some real personal themes, this book is a must read!
Different but still great!
I really enjoyed reading Helene Young’s latest book. Although it was very different to her previous novels it has excellent pace and followed interesting themes. It was refreshing to read relevant stories about strong women of 50+ years !! And the generational picture she painted was fascinating - the complexity of families is always so!! Thanks Helene, I’m already looking forward to the next book!!! ( No pressure though - I’ll re-read the others in the meantime!) God bless, Vivienne