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MATILDA'S LAST WALTZ

McKinley, Tamara

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ISBN 10: 0312262027 / ISBN 13: 9780312262020
Published by St. Martin's Press, 2000
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448 pp; Touch of faint soiling on top fore edge, otherwise like new. Dust jacket protected in clear Brodart cover. Bookseller Inventory # 790882

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Title: MATILDA'S LAST WALTZ

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Faced with the tragic deaths of both her husband and baby, Jenny is at her wit's end, with nowhere to turn. She soon learns that her husband has left for her, of all things, a sheep-station known as Churinga, in the Australian Outback. Although she thinks his final gift toher a strange one, Jenny thinks she might find solace in a trip out to Churinga. After all, what better way to feel close to her husband now than to visit a place he loved?But, like the grief she has tried to leave behind, the Outback she encounters is barren and the weather, hostile; however, Jenny is not one to turn around. Once there she hears of Churinga's last keeper,Matilda, whose identity becomes less and less clear to Jenny: the neighbors hold a grudging respect for Matilda's way with the land but are reluctant to speak of her to Jenny. And as Jenny spends more and more time on the farm, her predecessor's lingering presence looms ever larger. Then she discovers some old diaries and is bewitched by a tale more shocking than her wildest dreams could foretell.And the deeper she delves into Matilda's past, the more Jenny wonders whether inheriting Churinga has been a blessing or a curse.

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Tamara McKinley was born and raised in Australia, then schooled in Great Britain, where she lives now with her husband Oliver. She has three grown children. Matilda's Last Waltz is her third novel, an international bestseller.

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