When it rains : a memoir / Maggie MacKellar.
By: MacKellar, Maggie.Material type: BookPublisher: North Sydney, N.S.W. : Random House Australia, 2010Description: 223 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781741669602 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Loss (Psychology) | Bereavement | Adjustment (Psychology) | MacKellar, Maggie, 1973- | College teachers -- Australia -- Biography | Widows -- Australia -- Biography | Life-change events -- AustraliaDDC classification: 378.120994092
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When Maggie's vibrant young husband, father to a five-year-old daughter and an unborn son, dies tragically, Maggie is left widowed and due to give birth three months later to their second child. Then her beloved mother, backbone of the family, mother to three children, grandmother to two, dies suddenly of aggressive cancer. In two short years, Maggie's life has shattered. After a year, she gives up trying to juggle single motherhood and the demands of an academic career and returns with her children to the family farm in central western New South Wales to take stock and catch a breath. The farm becomes a redemptive, healing place for Maggie and her children as they battle the heat and drought that only the Australian landscape can offer. She throws herself into the horses, sheep, ducks, and chickens and slowly, finally, realizes she has found a new shape for herself. Written by a brilliant new talent, When It Rains is a meditation on grief and the vagaries of the human condition, and a stunning memoir about piecing back together a life, and moving forward, one step at a time.