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Description - How to Get There by Maggie MacKellar

After Maggie Mackellar's acclaimed When It Rains, her second memoir traces with her characteristic candour and perception her move to Tasmania, for love, and the struggles and joys of settling there. In 2011 Maggie Mackellar moved from her family s farm in Central West New South Wales to the east coast of Tasmania with her children and assorted menagerie to live with a farmer. Her story takes as its epigraph a quote from Roger McDonald- 'Through every small opening in life, through the tiniest most restricted nerve ends, through rips and tears and tatters, life pours.' In the book she explores learning to love again after living through grief, and the complexities of doing this in a community with which she is unfamiliar, with two young children. She reflects on love after grief, juggling being a mother and negotiating a burgeoning relationship, the rhythms of country life, displacement and the writing life. This is a book for anyone who has imagined taking a risk, for anyone who has moved to a new place and struggled with feelings of homesickness and displacement. It is a story about making a life in a remarkable setting the east coast of Tasmania, on a she

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781742752440
ISBN-10: 1742752446
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 158mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Vintage (Australia)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2014
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Maggie MacKellar

Maggie MacKellar was born in 1973. She has published two books on the history of settlement in Australia and Canada. She now lives in Tasmania with her two children.

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