The Convent

Maureen McCarthy
AUD $16.99
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Paperback edition of the classic Maureen McCarthy novel, spanning generations, that will be devoured by young women, their sisters, friends, mothers and grandmothers.

Sadie, Ellen and . Cecilia.

It feels odd to say these names aloud, oddly familiar. I've never heard them before, but it's as if they've been sitting there all along, waiting for me to open the door and let them in.

When Peach takes a summer job at a cafe in the old convent, her life takes a sharp turn into the past. Where once there were nuns, young girls and women who had fallen on hard times, Peach discovers secrets from three generations of her family. As their stories are revealed, Peach is jolted out of her comfort zone. But does she really want to know who she is?

'Beautifully shaped and completely absorbing . for confidence, scope, consistency and depth, [The Convent] is in a class of its own.' Katharine England, Magpies

Author bio:

Maureen McCarthy is the ninth of ten children and grew up on a farm near Yea in Victoria. After working for a while as an art teacher, Maureen became a full-time writer. Her novels for young adults include Stay With Me, The Convent, Somebody's Crying, Rose by any other name and her much loved bestseller Queen Kat, Carmel and St Jude Get a Life, which was made into a highly successful 4-part mini-series for ABC TV. Her books for children include Careful what you wish and Flash Jack.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781743318348
Awards: Commended CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2013 AU; Short-listed Queensland Literary Awards, Young Adult Fiction 2013 AU; Short-listed Indie Awards, Children's category 2013 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: June 2015
Page Extent: 432
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 15 - 18
Subject: Young adult fiction

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