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The railwayman's wife: A Novel

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""An absorbing and uplifting read." -M.L. Stedman, author of The Light Between Oceans "This is a book in which grief and love are so entwined they make a new and wonderful kind of sense." -Fiona McFarlane, author of The Night Guest Amidst the strange, silent aftermath of World War II, a widow, a poet, and a doctor search for lasting peace and fresh beginnings in this internationally acclaimed, award-winning novel. When Anikka Lachlan's husband, Mac, is killed in a railway accident, she is offered--and accepts--a job at the Railway Institute's library and searches there for some solace in her unexpectedly new life. But in Thirroul, in 1948, she's not the only person trying to chase dreams through books. There's Roy McKinnon, who found poetry in the mess of war, but who has now lost his words and his hope. There's Frank Draper, trapped by the guilt of those his medical treatment and care failed on their first day of freedom. All three struggle to find their own peace, and their own new story. But along with the firming of this triangle of friendship and a sense of lives inching towards renewal come other extremities--and misunderstandings. In the end, love and freedom can have unexpected ways of expressing themselves. The Railwayman's Wife explores the power of beginnings and endings, and how hard it can sometimes be to tell them apart. Most of all, it celebrates love in all its forms, and the beauty of discovering that loving someone can be as extraordinary as being loved yourself"--
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subject_facetHistorical fiction
Large type books
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction
Love stories
Romance fiction
Thirroul (N.S.W.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction
Widows -- Fiction
title_displayThe railwayman's wife : a novel
title_fullThe Railwayman's Wife A Novel
The railwayman's wife : a novel / Ashley Hay
The railwayman's wife : a novel [electronic resource] / Ashley Hay
The railwayman's wife [sound recording] : a novel / Ashley Hay
The railwayman's wife [text (large print)] / Ashley Hay
title_shortThe railwayman's wife
title_subA Novel
topic_facetFiction
Historical Fiction
Literature
Loss (Psychology)
Social life and customs
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Widows