Oracles and Miracles
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Oracles and Miracles

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Oracles and Miracles is Stevan Eldred-Grigg s best-selling debut novel about Ginnie and Fag, twin sisters growing up in Christchurch in the thirties and forties, a city of 'peeling paint, flaking iron, cracked linoleum, dusty yards, lean-tos, and asphalts, dunnies and textile mills'. This colourful story focuses on the relationship between the girls as they grow into women...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 7th 1988 by Penguin Books
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Oracles and Miracles, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Oracles and Miracles

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 74)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
I grew up in Christchurch. Born in the 1960's. This pre and post war era novel is just like the stories passed down. Timaru, Alford forest etc, privileged farming families etc Places and stories told were familiar to me, in this respect the Novel is well crafted.

Further the battle ax mother is not too dis-similiar to my own grand mother in some respects. I am also a twin, albeit identical.

The novel flows well and even though it took me a while to get started once the girls leave home the story i...more
I read this years ago and reread it more recently. I think I enjoyed it more the second time around, so I'm glad I kept it!
Steph marked it as to-read
Aug 31, 2014
Lois marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2014
Karen Tippett
Karen Tippett marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2014
Allison Yerges
Allison Yerges marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2014
Befff added it
Feb 02, 2014
Justin Andrew
Justin Andrew marked it as to-read
Sep 20, 2013
Rekha added it
Sep 03, 2013
Moses Abubakar
Moses Abubakar marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2013
Angela is currently reading it
Jul 04, 2013
Lisa Forbes
Lisa Forbes is currently reading it
May 26, 2013
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Diggers Hatters & Whores; The Story Of The New Zealand Gold Rushes The Great Wrong War:New Zealand Society in WWI Bangs Shanghai Boy People, People, People: A Brief History of New Zealand

Share This Book