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In touch with Grace / Jenny Pattrick.

By: Pattrick, Jenny, 1936- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Black Swan, 2006Description: 222 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 1869417674 ; 9781869417673 .Subject(s): Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Female friendship -- Fiction | Older women -- New Zealand -- Fiction | Letter writing -- FictionGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 21st century.DDC classification: NZ823.3
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Fiction South LibraryPlus
Fiction PATT (Browse shelf) 1 Available I2048679
New Zealand Fiction Stratford
Fiction PAT (Browse shelf) 1 Available A00614194
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This tender and amusing novel is set in the nineties, with the Springbok Tour still a recent memory, and as the country debates whether to adopt MMP. Letter-writing is about to give way to email but elderly Grace will resist the trend. Through letters and stories, we learn of her friendships, the interactions of the argumentative bowling club, her growing attraction to and relationship with Max, and the jealousy this engenders in her closest friend, Mildred. As the story unfolds Grace faces new challenges: the problems of younger people invade her solitary life. Grace touches the lives of many with her warmth, her feistiness, her intelligence and her frailty. Starting life as a popular radio series, this is another compelling novel from bestselling author, Jenny Pattrick.

Patron comment on 10/03/2015

Yet another great book by this New Zealand author. This one is set in a middle class suburb and concerns the life of Grace, an elderly widow. She belongs to the local bowls club and this is where she finds most of her social interaction but she also has a very good friend in Mildred, another widow. She comes across an old flame and breaks the calm flow of her very even life when they become friends in the nicest possible way. The author brings her characters to life and the reader becomes their friend, so well does she capture the ups and downs of old age. A lovely book and very highly recommended

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