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Shell Library Binding – Large Print, 26 December 2018

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  • ISBN-13 : 978-1432859756
  • ISBN-10 : 1432859757
  • Product Dimensions : 14.73 x 2.54 x 21.84 cm
  • Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print; Large type / Large print Edition (26 December 2018)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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"Shell is a masterful novel. Olsson brings to vivid life a country at the precipice of self-awareness, at a moment of intellectual and ethical schism that will define its place in the wider world, and she does this brilliantly through intensely moving and personal stories of love and loss, of morality and betrayal. As ethereal, shimmering, and magical as the book's beating heart, the Sydney Opera House, it is fair to say that Shell shares the architectural masterpiece's majesty."

--Matthew Condon, award-winning author of The Trout Opera and Three Crooked Kings

"A contemplative story of personal guilt and political upheaval."--Publishers Weekly

"Olsson's subtle and nuanced tale displays how deeply the past--or at least one's perception of it--informs life in the present."--Kirkus Reviews

"A beautifully crafted novel about a fascinating time in our history. There is a luminous precision in every sentence."--Heather Rose, award-winning author of The Museum of Modern Love

"Olsson's transformational novel is as inspiring, as moving, as elevating as Utzon's transformational edifice. In its honoring and celebration of people, place, and principle, Shell sanctifies the greatest of our ideas and being, from love, courage and betrayal to creation and dissent. This book carried me along through stunning sentences to a space beyond of beauty and sadness, the potential of art, and the most moving of human intentions. It's the kind of book that opens out its readers, making them think and feel. It's the kind of book I'll carry with me for all time."--Ashley Hay, author of A Hundred Small Lessons

"This narrative of war and hope, architecture and yearning, and old and new world, makes Shell a novel of energy and enlightenment, and, to boot, a source of delightful reading."--Thomas Keneally "author of Schindler's List and In the Name of the Father "

Praise for Boy, Lost

"A compelling story of a family torn apart by poverty and abuse, evocatively told by a gifted writer."--Courier-Mail

Praise for The China Garden:

"Olsson is a gifted writer with considerable verbal flair."--The Age

"The China Garden will suit literature lovers who enjoy slow, steady reads with intriguing characters."--The Australian Bookshelf

"A closely observed, carefully paced and tastefully produced work of fiction."--The Canberra Times

About the Author

Kristina Olsson is a journalist and the award-winning author of the novels Shell, In One Skin, and The China Garden, and two works of nonfiction, Boy, Lost: A Family Memoir and Kilroy was Here. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.

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