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The Household Guide to Dying
Adelaide, Debra


The Household Guide to Dying
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On the face of it, Delia's got it all - good marriage, two great kids, dream job writing witty, practical house and garden books. But when she's diagnosed with terminal cancer, she's forced to view her life in an entirely new light. There are things she must do, there are wrongs to be put right, and there are mysteries from the past that demand resolution.

But there is just so little time.

Summoning all her strength, she returns to the tiny country town where she fled pregnant and unmarried 14 years before and comes to terms with a loss no mother should ever have to endure. She finishes writing her ultimate how-to book. And she tries, as best she can, to prepare herself and her family for the inevitable...

Moving, witty and wise, Debra Adelaide's brilliant new novel is destined to become a classic of contemporary Australian fiction.

Author Information

Debra Adelaide is the author of several novels, including The Household Guide to Dying (2008), which was sold around the world, Serpent Dust (1998) and The Hotel Albatross (1995). She is also the editor of several themed collections of fiction and memoirs, including Acts of Dog (2003) and the bestselling Motherlove series (1996-1998). As well as a creative writer she has also been a freelance researcher, editor, book reviewer and literary award judge, and is now associate professor at the University of Technology, Sydney where she teaches creative writing.

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Modern & Contemporary Fiction

Picador Australia

396 page/s

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$22.99 AUD

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