So This Is Life: Scenes from a Country Childhood

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Deeply moving and honest, this memoir reflects upon the author’s childhood in Australia’s Central Victorian countryside in the years following her parents’ divorce. Written in a series of vignettes, this account vividly portrays the pain, fear, and joy of childhood as well as the breathtaking beauty of the landscape. Honoring the country folk among whom she grew up, the author remembers the inconsequential act of an adult neighbor and the death of a young boy, demonstrating how she learned the meaning of kindness and experienced the desolation of loss. Filled with moments of impish humor and heartbreaking tragedy, this record observes the growth of a social and historical imagination.

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Anne Manne is a writer and social commentator. Her articles and essays have appeared in the Age, the Australian, Quadrant, Quarterly Essay, and the Sydney Morning Herald.

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"A beautiful memoir that is sure to have many meandering into the country this summer." —Wendy Hall, Courier Mail (January 2011)

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