Stella's Sea

AUTHOR: sally-Ann Jones
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013
FORMAT: Paperback
EXTENT: 240 pages
SIZE: 204 x 133 mm
ISBN: 9781742583570
RIGHTS: World
CATEGORY: Fiction, Sally-Ann Jones,

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Sally-Ann Jones


Stella’s Sea is a beautiful novel about the symbiotic nature of life: bees and orchids, loss and love, nurture and growth.

Stella moves from her wheatbelt family home to a run-down house in Cottesloe on WA’s coast. Her daughter, Miff, has died in a motorbike accident; her husband can’t bear to look at her; her father is in a nursing home; her brother is overseas. Her only company is her daughter’s dog.

Every morning Stella walks with Miff’s dog along Cottesloe beach. She’s not a part of the scene even though she’s conspicuous in her beekeeper things and mismatched garments. Her yellow scarf sparks the interest of Ari, an ex-prisoner and Coastcare volunteer.

As a new friendship slowly forms, Stella recollects her past to deal with her present. But can she acknowledge the guilt that prevents her from moving into the future?

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Praise for Stella's Sea:

A beautifully crafted and tender tribute to grief, loss, love and friendship.

SARAH MCNEILL, THE POST

 

This novel is a stunner: gentle and evocative and beautifully written. This sensitive picture of grief builds into an uplifting take of love and loss and of endings and beginnings.

PAT PALEEYA, HAVE-A-GO NEWS

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