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A Woman's Place

By Lainie Jones - ISBN: 9781922850287

RRP: $34.95

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Lainie Jones has worked as a commercial artist, a farmer, a teacher, and an academic, all of which feeds into her life-long passion for writing. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing and has published five books to date. She grew up in Sydney, then lived for years in a valley with cows and horses. These days she lives on a mountain with peacocks and bush turkeys. And dogs, always dogs.

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A Woman's Place

By Lainie Jones - ISBN: 9781922850287

RRP: $34.95

A family saga set on an isolated outback property haunted by an ancient spirit.

After her grandmother dies, Julia comes to Barragunyah to prepare the place for sale and is trapped by rising floodwaters. Alone, without power or transport, and unable to contact anyone, she passes time reading the diaries and letters written by five generations of women who once called the outback property home.

When the ancient spirit known as Mary appears, borders between then and now begin to dissolve. Swept again and again into Barragunyah's past, Julia drifts towards madness.

Sometimes the only way out is to pass through the unknown…

Click here to read a review given by Dr JoAnn LoSavio, historian and assistant professor at Washington State University, Vancouver. 

“A stylish tale of darkness and suspense, cleverly written by this exciting author… A very good read…” Susan, Indie Book reviewer

I have just finished reading ‘A Woman’s Place’ by Australian author Lainie Jones. It held my interest all the way through - I found myself reading well into the night to find out what happened next. I found the characters believable and I cared about what happened to them. The method of taking the story back to earlier times and places works easily and comfortably. I had no trouble being in those different time zones. The tenuous links between them at times when the earlier women became briefly aware of Julia in her time were handled adroitly, lightly. Aboriginal woman/spirit, Mary, plays a small part in terms of pages but critical in terms of where the story goes. Her presence adds an intriguing and important dimension to the whole story. In fact, in a way she drives the plot. The main story is of Julia’s long period of complete isolation. Though frightening and bewildering for her at one level it is revealing at another as she moves into the lives of the of the earlier Barragunyah women. This makes for fascinating and rewarding reading. The ending was, for me, a little bit unexpected… though it was succinct and satisfying. Part of me wanted it to be longer – more detail… but I always want to know more and what happens next!! Overall “A Woman’s Place” was a very enjoyable read… the sort of book I could easily pick up and read a second or third time." Marie Matthews, reviewer


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