Melting Moments

Author(s): Anna Goldsworthy

Australian Literature

It is 1941. Eighteen-year-old Ruby leaves behind the family farm, her serious mother and roguish father, and heads for Adelaide. After a brief courtship, she enters into a hasty marriage with a soldier about to go to war - who returns a changed man. In this absorbing novel, Anna Goldsworthy recreates the world of Adelaide half a century ago, and portrays the phases of a woman's life with intimacy and sly humour. We follow Ruby as she contends with her damaged husband and eccentric in-laws. We see her experience motherhood and changing social circumstances, until, in a moving twist, a figure from the past reappears, to kindle a late-life romance. In her captivating fiction debut, Goldsworthy evokes a woman's life in a pre-feminist world. In this tender, funny book, she combines an Austenesque wit with Alice Munro's feeling for human complexity.  


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   Winner of the Collin Roderick Award 2021


General Fields

  • : 9781863959988
  • : Schwartz Books Pty, Limited
  • : Black Inc
  • : 0.32
  • : January 2020
  • : 2.2 Centimeters X 15.3 Centimeters X 23.3 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anna Goldsworthy
  • : 224
  • : 2020
  • : Paperback