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The Story Of A New Zealand River (1920)

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  • PDF | 436 pages
  • Kessinger Publishing, LLC (September 10, 2010)
  • English
  • 8
  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By Kindle Customer on August 4, 2017

    I wanted to read a book from a local author and Jane Mander is as local as you can get (to me that is... she lived in the same city as I do). I really enjoyed this read, but why people seem to connect this book as the inspiration for the NZ movie "The Piano," I'm not so sure. They are similar stories, sure - but very different too.Another beauty about this book is that it's based around an area I used to live so I recognise some of the places, although they are now quite different... things change after a century.I really enjoyed learning the history of the area and the Kauri Tree harvesting and the Gum digging that went on in the day.This story is full of unspoken yearnings from more than one character, but is more focused on Alice, the mother of Asia. They have been brought out to this remote area by her new husband (Alice's husband, Asia is only a girl at the start... but she ages too). It speaks of the hardships she had to endure, both real and imagined and how a community spirit is so strong that she was able to survive through the many trials, until she and finally blossoms. Alice is very much a frigid person encompassed by her religious upbringing and... the secrets she hides for so many years.Highly recommended NZ historical novel.Graveyard Hill: Includes Bonus short story: Any Bloody Idiot

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