Debra Adelaide will be speaking at UTS Library as part of our Author Talks series on 3 May!
It was tedious for a child of eight to be trailing behind an adult around a cemetery. I knew that Estelle was bored, too, but she understood why it was important for us to come to Rookwood, and anyway, she'd brought her Nintendo DS.- A Household Guide to Dying by Debra AdelaideAbout the book:
On the face of it, Delia's got it all – good marriage, two great kids, dream job writing witty, practical house and garden books. But when she's diagnosed with terminal cancer, she's forced to view her life in an entirely new light. There are things she must do, there are wrongs to be put right, and there are mysteries from the past that demand resolution.
But there is just so little time.
Summoning all her strength, she returns to the tiny country town where she fled pregnant and unmarried 14 years before and comes to terms with a loss no mother should ever have to endure. She finishes writing her ultimate how-to book. And she tries, as best she can, to prepare herself and her family for the inevitable...
Moving, witty and wise, Debra Adelaide's brilliant new novel is destined to become a classic of contemporary Australian fiction. -from publisher
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About Teaser Tuesdays:
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading! Everyone is welcome to play!
How it works:
1. Grab a book from your collection
2. Select 2 sentences that make an interesting teaser (avoid spoilers please!)
3. Post the sentences, along with author and book title in the comments of this post
This month's reading theme is ESCAPE which comes courtesy of the National Year of Reading 2012 program!