The Place on Dalhousie

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Author : Melina Marchetta
Detail : “‘You look the kind to interrupt your father’s heart.’
‘Yeah, however he stony-broke mine 1st.’

When Rosie Gennaro 1st meets Jimmy Hailler, she has walked aloof from life in state capital, jilting the place on Dalhousie that her father, Seb, fastidiously restored for his family however ne’er saw completed. 2 years later, Rosie returns to the house and living there’s Martha, whom bioarm Gennaro married but a year when the death of Rosie’s mother. Martha is troubled to fulfil Seb’s dream, whereas Rosie is coming back to terms with new responsibilities. then begins a stand-off between 2 girls United Nations agency refuse to maneuver out of the house they each insist to.

As the battle lines area unit drawn, Jimmy Hailler re-enters Rosie’s life. Having continuously watched alternative families from the edges, he is currently grappling, heartbreakingly, with forming one in all his own . . .

An unforgettable story concerning losing love and finding love; concerning the interconnection of lives and therefore the true nature of happiness, from one in all our most acclaimed writers.”

Place on Dalhousie, The :

Dwellings

Author - Melina Marchetta
Publisher - Random House Australia
Pages - 288
ISBN - 1760893609


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Detail - 'You look the type to break your father's heart.' 'Yeah, but he broke mine first.' When Rosie Gennaro first meets Jimmy Hailler, she has walked away from life in Sydney, leaving behind the place on Dalhousie that her father, Seb, painstakingly rebuilt for his family but never saw completed. Two years later, Rosie returns to the house and living there is Martha, whom Seb Gennaro married less than a year after the death of Rosie's mother. Martha is struggling to fulfil Seb's dream, while Rosie is coming to terms with new responsibilities. And so begins a stand-off between two women who refuse to move out of the home they both lay claim to. As the battle lines are drawn, Jimmy Hailler re-enters Rosie's life. Having always watched other families from the perimeters, he's now grappling, heartbreakingly, with forming one of his own . . . An unforgettable story about losing love and finding love; about the interconnectedness of lives and the true nature of belonging, from one of our most acclaimed writers.

The Place on Dalhousie :

Fiction

Author - Melina Marchetta
Publisher - Penguin Group Australia
Pages - 288
ISBN - 1760144487


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Detail - 'You look the type to break your father's heart.' 'Yeah, but he broke mine first.' When Rosie Gennaro first meets Jimmy Hailler, she has walked away from life in Sydney, leaving behind the place on Dalhousie that her father, Seb, painstakingly rebuilt for his family but never saw completed. Two years later, Rosie returns to the house and living there is Martha, whom Seb Gennaro married less than a year after the death of Rosie's mother. Martha is struggling to fulfil Seb's dream, while Rosie is coming to terms with new responsibilities. And so begins a stand-off between two women who refuse to move out of the home they both lay claim to. As the battle lines are drawn, Jimmy Hailler re-enters Rosie's life. Having always watched other families from the perimeters, he's now grappling, heartbreakingly, with forming one of his own . . . An unforgettable story about losing love and finding love; about the interconnectedness of lives and the true nature of belonging, from one of our most acclaimed writers.

Place on Dalhousie, The :

Dwellings

Author - Melina Marchetta
Publisher - Random House Australia
Pages - 288
ISBN - 0143793535


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Detail - 'You look the type to break your father's heart.' 'Yeah, but he broke mine first.' When Rosie Gennaro first meets Jimmy Hailler, she has walked away from life in Sydney, leaving behind the place on Dalhousie that her father, Seb, painstakingly rebuilt for his family but never saw completed. Two years later, Rosie returns to the house and living there is Martha, whom Seb Gennaro married less than a year after the death of Rosie's mother. Martha is struggling to fulfil Seb's dream, while Rosie is coming to terms with new responsibilities. And so begins a stand-off between two women who refuse to move out of the home they both lay claim to. As the battle lines are drawn, Jimmy Hailler re-enters Rosie's life. Having always watched other families from the perimeters, he's now grappling, heartbreakingly, with forming one of his own . . . An unforgettable story about losing love and finding love; about the interconnectedness of lives and the true nature of belonging, from one of our most acclaimed writers.

Saving Francesca :

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Melina Marchetta
Publisher - Penguin Group Australia
Pages - 252
ISBN - 1742281370


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Detail - Francesca is at the beginning of her second term in Year Eleven at an all boy's school that has just started accepting girls. She still misses her old friends, and, to make things worse, her mother has had a breakdown and can barely move from her bed. But Francesca had not counted on the fierce loyalty of her new friends, or falling in love, or finding that it's within her power to bring her family back together. A memorable and much-loved Australian classic told with humour, compassion and joy, from Melina Marchetta, the internationally bestselling and multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi.

The Piper's Son :

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Melina Marchetta
Publisher - Penguin Group Australia
Pages - 336
ISBN - 1742530443


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Detail - Award-winning author Melina Marchetta's brilliant, heart-wrenching novel The Piper's Son continues the story of the group from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca - but five years have passed, and now Thomas Mackee is the one who needs saving. Thomas Mackee wants oblivion. Wants to forget parents who leave and friends he used to care about and a string of one-night stands, and favourite uncles being blown to smithereens on their way to work on the other side of the world. But when his flatmates turn him out of the house, Tom moves in with his single, pregnant aunt, Georgie. And starts working at the Union pub with his former friends. And winds up living with his grieving father again. And remembers how he abandoned Tara Finke two years ago, after his uncle's death. And in a year when everything's broken, Tom realises that his family and friends need him to help put the pieces back together as much as he needs them. Longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award Shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Award Shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Award 'Melina Marchetta is a god of the written word.' sassisamblog.com 'Elegantly crafted with a distinctly Australian voice.' Madison 'The characters are alive and vibrant on every page of this perfectly crafted story about families, relationships, love and forgiveness.' Good Reading 'For Marchetta fans, this follow-up book is like catching up with old friends down at the local; we know and love them, we've missed them and now they've returned, just like we've always known they would.' Alpha Reader Blogspot 'By no means a sequel, The Piper's Son is a stunning stand alone novel. But when you already know the characters, it adds a certain something to the experience. Having grown up with Melina Marchetta, it seems her characters have grown up with me too.' Fairfield Books on Station 'When you open the cover of a Melina Marchetta novel you have certain expectations. If you're a newbie, you expect to be blown away. If you've read her work before, you expect character depth, memorable dialogue and an intriguing family full of skeletons, battened down resentments and fierce love. The Piper's Son will meet both criteria with aplomb. pernicketysnark.com 'With all the emotion and family dramas we've come to expect from Ms Marchetta, The Piper's Son is another one of her sure-to-be-cult novels.' Dolly 'Outstanding fiction . . .' The Sunday Age 'Marchetta is an outstanding writer.' Herald Sun 'The Piper's Son provides an interesting insight into contemporary urban life and its issues, with focus on the music scene.' The Courier Mail 'it's the type of book where the words morph, bottom out, and all of a sudden everyone and everything is three-dimensional. they hold substance. they hold the characters. and they're full. and they spiral out beautifully. heartbreakingly... so true. and so australian. and so real. and so family. beautiful to it's core. painfully so.' theuncommonnonsense/blogspot.com 'I cannot wait until our Year 8s are Year 12s so that I might share this novel with them. Rich with topics for discussion, it is worthy of becoming a class text, studied, debated, argued and appreciated. The Piper's Son has some of the loveliest, endearing and most authentic characters I have read in a long while. I love the Finch Mackees and their 'people'. I love them all. And more than anything, I want to BE one of them.' bookgryffin.globalteacher.org.au

Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil :

Fiction

Author - Melina Marchetta
Publisher - Penguin Group Australia
Pages - 432
ISBN - 1760141852


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Detail - Melina Marchetta's gripping new novel Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil is a cracking fusion of suspense and heart-rending drama. Chief Inspector Bish Ortley of the London Met, divorced and still grieving the death of his son, has been drowning his anger in Scotch. Something has to give, and he’s no sooner suspended from the force than a busload of British students is subject to a deadly bomb attack across the Channel. Bish’s daughter is one of those on board. Also on the bus is Violette LeBrac. Raised in Australia, Violette has a troubled background. Thirteen years ago her grandfather bombed a London supermarket, killing dozens of people. Her mother, Noor, is serving a life sentence in connection with the incident. But before Violette’s part in the French tragedy can be established she disappears. Bish, who was involved in Noor LeBrac’s arrest, is now compelled to question everything that happened back then. And the more he delves into the lives of the family he helped put away, the more he realises that truth wears many colours. With its cast of unforgettable characters, social insight and wry wit, Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil is an irresistible novel about human identity, lost children and the nature of real love. ‘The complex, fast-moving plot, Marchetta’s vivid evocation of her characters, and her perfect ear for dialogue are seductive . . . An immersive reading experience.’ Australian Book Review ‘Marchetta . . . seems to have inside knowledge of the mysterious processes of the teenage brain. A busload of quarrelsome, immature adolescents doesn’t daunt her in the least . . . all stand out as individuals.’ Marilyn Stasio, New York Times 'A novel of great scope, of past and present, and above all, the Marchetta trademark of a fierce and loving heart.' Marcus Zusak ‘Emotionally complex characters complement an intricate plot rife with dizzying twists and devastating reveals. This visceral read manages to capture the emotional aftermath of a mass tragedy while sustaining tension and delivering a scathing indictment of racial profiling, vigilante justice, and the 24-hour news cycle.’ Publishers Weekly ‘This is a cracking read that’s also timely and intelligent . . . Everything works together in this book . . . It’s a big, juicy story filled with many characters and Marchetta is a master storyteller. On occasion, even cynical reviewers stay up long past bedtime, nodding and turning pages. Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil deserves to be on the bedside table of every crime fan.’ The Saturday Paper ‘An electrifying contemporary detective thriller.’ Fiona Hardy, Books & Publishing 'Marchetta is a wonderful storyteller, with every interaction important, thrilling, enjoyable, or all of the above, and every character gifted with such an honest, gloriously vivid life of their own that reading the whole thing in a searing rush of pages in one sitting is irresistible.' Readings Monthly 'A stunning marriage of global anguish and personal pain . . . often heartbreaking, sometimes heart-stopping, and definitely unforgettable.' Ivy Pochoda, author of Visitation Street 'Heart-pounding (and heartbreaking) . . . Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil grabbed me by the throat and didn't let go until I'd read the last word - and shed the last tear.' Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay and Leave Me ‘A good, long, engrossing leisure read is assured.’ Weekend Australian ‘This fast-paced novel has a great balance of humanity, thriller and hidden pasts.’ Manly Daily ‘[A] slick combination of crime thriller and family drama . . . The vibrant characters leap from the pages as Marchetta builds up the suspense to a superb crescendo.’ Women’s Weekly

Looking for Alibrandi :

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Melina Marchetta
Publisher - Penguin Group Australia
Pages - 276
ISBN - 1742284167


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Detail - Melina Marchetta's stunning debut novel Looking for Alibrandi is one girl's story of her final year at school, a year she sets herself free. Josephine Alibrandi is seventeen and in her final year at a wealthy girls' school. This is the year she meets her father, the year she falls in love, the year she searches for Alibrandi and finds the real truth about her family – and the identity she has been searching for. A moving and revealing book, unusual for its honesty and its insight into the life of a young person on the brink of adulthood. Multi-award-winning, a bestseller and made into an award-winning feature film, Looking for Alibrandi has become a modern classic.

What Zola Did on Monday :

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Melina Marchetta
Publisher - Penguin Group Australia
Pages - 96
ISBN - 1760147605


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Detail - Zola loves living on Boomerang Street with her mum and her nonna. Every day of the week is an adventure. But Zola has a problem. No matter how much she tries, she can't keep out of trouble! Collect all seven stories in the series – one for every day of the week.

Gorgon in the Gully: Pocket Money Puffin : Pocket Money Puffin

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Melina Marchetta
Publisher - Penguin Group Australia
Pages - 132
ISBN - 1742531377


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Detail - Beyond the basketball courts and classrooms of St Raph's is a gully where everything disappears forever. Danny Griggs has heard stories about a creature that lives down there. So why does he volunteer to face the Gorgon when he's been petrified of everything all his life? A gentle story about overcoming fear and looking at things from all angles, from much-loved and best-selling author Melina Marchetta.

State Highway One :

Fiction

Author - Sam Coley
Publisher - Hachette UK
Pages - 384
ISBN - 0733643248


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Detail - 'A journey filled with beautifully flawed characters and a landscape that truly got under my skin' - Melina Marchetta, bestselling author of LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI and A PLACE IN DALHOUSIE 'it has the makings of a contemporary classic'- R.W.R. McDonald, author of THE NANCYS This is what I want to do. I want to go home. I want you to come with me. 'I want to go from here . . .' Finger on Cape Reinga. '. . . to here.' Finger at the bottom of Stewart Island, right at the bottom of the map. It's been years since Alex was in New Zealand, and years since he spent any one-on-one time with his twin sister, Amy. When they lose their parents in a shock accident it seems like the perfect time to reconnect as siblings. To reconnect with this country they call 'home'. As they journey the length of State Highway One, they will scratch at wounds that have never healed - and Alex will be forced to reckon with what coming home really means. 'State Highway One is a wild ride from one end of NZ to another and inside a grieving and troubled mind. Be careful when you pick it up, because you won't put it down until you finish.' - Jon Doust, author of BOY ON A WIRE 'Terrifically drawn characters, a narrative that is both entertaining and increasingly tense, all sparkling with a gorgeous sense of humour.' - Nigel Featherstone, author of BODIES OF MEN

On the Jellicoe Road :

Juvenile Nonfiction

Author - Melina Marchetta
Publisher - Penguin Group Australia
Pages - 304
ISBN - 0143011197


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Detail - Taylor Markham is not a popular choice. She is erratic, has no people skills and never turns up to meetings. Not to mention the incident when she ran off in search of her mother and only got halfway there. But she's lived at Jellicoe School most of her life and as leader of the boarders that's her greatest asset. Especially now the cadets, led by the infamous Jonah Griggs, have arrived. The territory wars between the boarders, townies and cadets are about to recommence. But Taylor has other things on her mind: a prayer tree, the hermit who whispered in her ear, and a vaguely familiar drawing in the local police station. Taylor wants to understand the mystery of her own past. But Hannah, the woman who found her, has suddenly disappeared, leaving nothing but an unfinished manuscript about five kids whose lives entwined twenty years ago on the Jellicoe Road . . .

Looking for Alibrandi: Australian Children's Classics : Australian Children's Classics

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Melina Marchetta
Publisher - Penguin Group Australia
Pages - 328
ISBN - 1743482914


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Detail - I'm beginning to realise that things don't turn our the way you want them to. And sometimes when they don't, they can turn out just a little bit better. Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia Children's Classics series of stories too precious to leave behind.

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