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The Fog Garden

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Somewhere in the kaleidoscope between life and art sits Clare, whose story is Marion Halligan's The Fog Garden. Clare, like Marion, is a woman of a certain age whose much-loved husband of thirty-odd years has just died. And Clare, like Marion, is a novelist.
With the loss of such a marriage of true minds and kindred spirits Clare finds herself building a 'cathedral of grief
312 pages
Published 2001 by Allen & Unwin
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I wanted to like this book, I really did. There aren't enough books published about women of this age, not considering 'women of this age' are the main book buyers propping up the publishing industry, or so we're told. There are even fewer books about the erotic inner lives of widowed women.

But this felt like reading a writer's diary, into which various random thoughts had been scribbled -- memories, film reviews, descriptions of food, short stories, you name it. And like a diary, it felt unedit
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Marion Halligan AM is an Australian writer and novelist. Born and educated in Newcastle, New South Wales, she worked as a school teacher and journalist prior to turning to full time writing.

A long time resident of Canberra, she was a member of a group of women writers based in Canberra known as the "Canberra Seven" or "Seven Writers" (1980-1997).

She has won and been shortlisted for numerous signi
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