Songs From The Violet Cafe by Fiona KidmanSongs From The Violet Cafe by Fiona Kidman

Songs From The Violet Cafe

byFiona Kidman

Paperback | March 10, 2017

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The experience of working for Violet Trench in her small-town cafe in the summer of 1963 shapes the lives of a group of women including Jessie Sandal, who follows Violet's influence as far as Cambodia.

Fiona Kidman explores family relationships and the difficult journey to female independence.

Fiona Kidman is a novelist, short-story writer, and educator from New Zealand. In 1988, Kidman's novel, The Book of Secrets, received the New Zealand Book Award for fiction. Another of her works, Mrs. Dixon and Friend, was a collection of stories from 1982 that featured Brenda Dixon, a character who would be the central figure 15 years...
Title:Songs From The Violet CafeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.88 × 5.13 × 0.83 inPublished:March 10, 2017Publisher:Gallic BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910709174

ISBN - 13:9781910709177


Editorial Reviews

'Songs from the Violet Cafe is a fine book beautifully written. From the uneasy earth" of Rotorua to the "immense bright terrifying landscape" of Cambodia, the novel's settings are vivid and adroit. It contains much potential sensation - domestic violence, illicit sexual connections, deaths and disappearances, and the desolation and venality of a country at war - but there's also a wry humour, every intense emotion and extreme event filitered through Kidman's cool precise prose.'Dominion Post'A fascinating read'apos;Red Magazine'A gripping historical read'apos;Woman'apos;s Own'A thrilling tale of adventure and heartbreak - Kidman has triumphantly brought this inspirational heroine to life'apos;The Lady'Remarkable'apos;Saturday Magazine"