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Charlotte Wood

Forfatter af The Natural Way of Things

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Charlotte Wood was born in 1965 in Wales. She received a BA from Charles Sturt University and a Master of Creative Arts from UTS. She is the author several books including Pieces of a Girl, The Submerged Cathedral, The Children, Animal People, and The Natural Way of Things, which was named Indie vis mere Book of the Year for 2016, won the 2016 Stella Prize for women's writing and she became a joint winner of the 2016 Prime Ministers Award for fiction. She has also written a collection of short personal reflections on cooking entitled Love and Hunger. She was also editor of the anthology of writing about siblings entitled Brothers and Sisters. She won the 2013 People's Choice Award, NSW Premier's Literary Award for Animal People. In 2016, she was awarded the University of Sydney's $100,000 Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence fellowship. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Charlotte Wood, Charlotte and others Wood

Værker af Charlotte Wood

The Natural Way of Things (2015) 520 eksemplarer
The Weekend (2019) 358 eksemplarer
The Children (2007) 100 eksemplarer
The Submerged Cathedral (2004) 95 eksemplarer
Stone Yard Devotional (2023) 64 eksemplarer
Animal people (2011) 60 eksemplarer
Brothers and Sisters (2009) 40 eksemplarer
Pieces of a Girl (1999) 29 eksemplarer
Love and hunger (1615) 27 eksemplarer
The Best Australian Stories 2016 (2016) — Redaktør — 17 eksemplarer
Tage mit mir (2023) 3 eksemplarer
Helpings (2011) 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

I for Isobel (1989) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver129 eksemplarer
10 Short Stories You Must Read in 2011 (2011) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver50 eksemplarer
The Best Australian Stories 2005 (2005) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Art Map_ : 2017 (2016) — Project Manager — 2 eksemplarer

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A low three stars. I want to like this a lot, but I don't think I really do. Having sampled some of Wood's other (more recent) work, I think maybe I like her more as she gets older.

The plot of this book is fairly solid, although I'm not entirely sure I was convinced by the motivation behind Martin's mid-book decision that's fairly significant. And it's an interesting historical romance. Still, I think you have to be able to justify lines like "His certainty falls over her like rain", and I'm not sure this prose style can quite do that. (I'm also intrigued by the author's bald admission in the endnotes that she "transplanted" a real-life event a few years earlier to fit her timeline! Might have been best just to discreetly get away with that one...)… (mere)
 
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therebelprince | 6 andre anmeldelser | Apr 21, 2024 |
The narrator is an unnamed, middle aged woman, who after taking a short retreat at a run down convent in her home country of Australia, returns there and never goes home. Three 'visitations' that occur shape the story.

I expected this to be more about solitude than it was, which maybe lost it half a star (bit too much about the visitation of mice - relentless), but I still found moments of her self-exploration quietly deep.

Certainly a writer whose back catalogue I will visit.
 
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Caroline_McElwee | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 4, 2024 |
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Unterschiedlicher hätten die Leben der vier Freundinnen kaum verlaufen können, und doch bleiben sie sich über die Jahrzehnte hinweg treu: Jude, die kultivierte Gastronomin; Adele, einst gefeierte Schauspielerin; Wendy, die feministische Intellektuelle; und schliesslich die warmherzige Sylvie, der Kitt der Gruppe. Als Sylvie stirbt, wird den drei anderen klar, dass sie ohne ihre Freundin neu definieren müssen, was sie zusammenhält. An einem gemeinsamen Wochenende in Sylvies altem Strandhaus fördern allzu viel Wein und ungebetene Gäste ein wohlbehütetes Geheimnis zutage, das ihre jahrelange Freundschaft auf die Probe stellt.… (mere)
 
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ela82 | 24 andre anmeldelser | Mar 23, 2024 |
A compelling read. I'm probably nit-picking but shortfalls for me were in the narrative arc and some of the details. While I accept that some of the women could have been permanently dis-empowered, it seemed very odd to me that they did not overpower their captors, short out the fence and escape. We really only get to know (just a little) about Yolanda and Yerla but I wanted to know more about the others so that I had more clues about why they were captives. But maybe clever, more observant readers don't need to know more. I once lived in the bush on rabbits and these days it doesn't take long to exhaust the supply. Ditto the inexhaustible supply of mushrooms. Seemed very out of sync that Yolanda would go out to inspect her traps with traps hanging from her belt. The traps would have been set. But these are very minor irritations. The book has a life of its own in a world of its own.… (mere)
 
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simonpockley | 30 andre anmeldelser | Feb 25, 2024 |

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Medlemmer
1,360
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ISBN
105
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