The Convent

The Convent

eBook - 2015
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'I woke up with a feeling about today,' Stella says dreamily. 'Something truly amazing is going to happen.' 'To us or to the world?' I say. 'To you.' 'To me?' I laugh. 'Nothing ever happens to me, Stella.' 'But today it will.' 'Will it be good?' She looks thoughtful and then frowns. 'I ... I don't know.' Peach is nineteen and pretty happy with the way things are. She has her university work, two wildly different best friends, her sister, Stella, to look after and a broken heart to mend. But when she takes a summer job at a cafe in the old convent, her idea of who she is takes a sharp turn into the past. Where once there were nuns, young girls and women who had fallen on hard times, Peach discovers secrets from three generations of her family. As their stories are revealed, Peach is jolted out of her comfort zone. But does she really want to know who she is? Warm and real, intense and provocative, Maureen McCarthy's The Convent shows in vivid detail how fate and the choices we make ripple and reverberate through time. A novel to fall in love with.
Publisher: [Crows Nest, N.S.W.] : Allen & Unwin, 2015.
ISBN: 9781743431191

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Jan 05, 2016

Drenched with local colour and a clear love for the Abbotsford Convent, this is a multi-generational story told over several time periods. The telling is simple and a little too explicit, aimed perhaps at a young adult audience.

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