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For the Forest of a Bird
by Saliba, Sue

ISBN: 9780143571780
PUBLISHER: Penguin Books Australia
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 208
PUBLICATION DATE: 28.01.2015
DIMENSIONS: 19.9 x 13.1 x 1.5 centimetres

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A novel about love and the things you can and can't change, from the winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for young adult fiction, Sue Saliba. 'I want to tell you that he's coming home...and it's going to be like it was before he went away, before everything broke apart.' Nella waits for the swallows by the creek each spring. It's a secret vigil she's followed ever since her father left. This year she's going to take him with her ...but can we ever return to the way things were? A novel about love and the things you can and can't change, from the winner of the Victorian's Premier's Literary Award for young adult fiction. Praise for Sue Saliba's novels: For the forest of a bird 'Highly recommended ...In this delicate, finely balanced tale, Sue Saliba explores grief, loss and the inevitability of change.' Good Reading Magazine http://www.goodreadingmagazine.com.au/book_details.cfm?book=17191&
page=15 'Quietly unfolding through sparse, beautifully written sentences, is a friendship between two like-minded girls who dive deep into the natural world. Birds and forests, loss and love. It's one of those novels where 'not much happens' and yet so much does. The title - For The Forest of A Bird - is taken from Judith Wright's poem 'The Birds' and it was the carefully chosen name that drew me to this book. Looking at the jacket once finished, I couldn't help but feel this is a novel that is as precious and rare as

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