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All Day at the Movies

All Day at the Movies by Fiona Kidman
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Wry, moving, beautifully observed and politically astute, this latest novel from one of our finest chroniclers pinpoints universal truths through very New Zealand lives.Life isn't always like it appears in the movies. In 1952, Irene Sandle takes her young daughter to Motueka. Irene was widowed during the war and is seeking a new start and employment in the tobacco fields. There, she finds the reality of her life far removed from the glamour of the screen. Can there be romance and happy endings, or will circumstances repeat through the generations? Each subsequent episode in this poignant work follows family secrets and the dynamics of Irene's children. The story doesn't just track their lives, but also New Zealand itself as its attitudes and opportunities change - and reverberate - through the decades.'. . . she is at a literary point when age is all gain - consummate craft, passion aplenty, the complex resonance of memory, and the edginess that comes from knowing about loss' - New Zealand Books
Penguin Random House New Zealand; August 2016
320 pages; ISBN 9781775538912
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Title: All Day at the Movies
Author: Fiona Kidman
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This much I know: Dame Fiona Kidman - New Zealand Herald
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:01:31 -0700
This much I know: Dame Fiona KidmanNew Zealand HeraldThose towns entered my heart and stayed there. In my new book, All Day At ...

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