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The Stone Angel

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  138 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
One summer changed Stella Boyd forever.
It was 1975. And his name was Zeph.

Fifteen years later, Stella's life is full of excitement and danger as she travels the world writing magazine articles about women. But then one day she receives an urgent message that changes everything. Her father is missing at sea.

Stella heads home to Halfmoon Bay, the Tasmanian fishing village wh
Paperback, 372 pages
Published 2006 by Pan Macmillan Australia
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Feb 07, 2016 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sem dúvida que este livro acabou por ser muito melhor do que o que estava à espera.

Não é um livro cor-de-rosa e fofinho, mas sim um romance dramático de uma mulher (Stella) que carrega consigo uma dor do que poderia ter sido, do que não lhe deixaram ser, da falta de um abraço de apoio no momento que mais precisou.

Mas quando o seu pai desaparece no mar, Stella vê-se obrigada a retornar ao local onde a dor está enterrada.
Ao ser obrigada a enfrentar a sua mãe, o desaparecimento do pai e o retorno d
Sep 18, 2011 Jan rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Katherine really understands/researches the places she writes about, and it comes through very clearly in her books.
Boa estreia!


Este é o primeiro livro da autora que leio. Já há bastante tempo que andava interessada nesta obra, mas apenas há pouco tempo é que se deu a oportunidade para a comprar. Assim, também agora se deu a oportunidade para ler o livro da autora que já se encontrava há algum tempo na estante.
Acho que posso dizer que fui para esta leitura com os olhos vendados. Nunca tinha ouvido falar sobre a autora e poucas ou mesmo nenhumas foram as opiniões qu
AnaD Domingos
Oct 26, 2010 AnaD Domingos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, português, 2010
Tinha este livro na minha estante há muitos meses, muitos livros foram passando à frente dele, até que no outro dia olhei para ele apeteceu-me lê-lo, para além da sinopse não sabia nada sobre a história, e não sei se foi por não ter expectativas, se por o livro se passar num local que adorava conhecer, no fim excedeu em muito o que esperava dele, gostei imenso da história, da forma humana e doce como foi contada, de como a vida por vezes nos transforma em pessoas que nunca sonhámos ser, apesar ...more
Jul 25, 2015 Sabine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-read
Ich hatte keine großen Erwartungen, als ich anfing, „Die Sturmfängerin“ zu lesen, umso mehr habe ich mich gefreut, dass mich das Buch so mitreißen konnte.
Zunächst dachte ich, es sei eine Geschichte, die auf zwei Zeitebenen spielt, musste dann aber feststellen, dass dem nicht so ist – vielmehr beginnt die Geschichte im Jahr 1990, in dem Stella erfährt, dass ihr Vater, den sie Jahre nicht mehr gesehen hat, auf See verschollen ist, und in einem großen Rückblick auf die Jahre zuvor erfährt man als L
Jan 14, 2012 Mafi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, 2012
Não gostei deste livro e estou desiludida, pensava que ia ser uma boa leitura mas tal não aconteceu, não consegui gostar das personagens, nem da própria protagonista, não gostei do romance não gostei da história, muito dramática e o fim...soube a pouco! Graças a deus que trouxe o livro da biblioteca..fiquei mesmo triste por não gostar pois estava entuasiasmada com a leitura, mas realmente não alcançou as minhas expectativas.

Como disse não gostei das personagem, principalmente do william é sempr
Jun 04, 2016 Hilsy rated it it was amazing
A novel that I truly loved....the story of Stella, the main character, is gripping and highly charged emotionally. Her dilemmas as a young girl making choices that were so hard, and sad, and which would have life impacting ramifications for her, which we know as the reader...were all so real, raw, and so well written. I was transported back to remember my first loves, early boyfriends, the power of family, rules and regulations, and the way young love makes you feel you transcend sometimes, ...more
Kylie Holcombe
Jun 19, 2015 Kylie Holcombe rated it really liked it
Shelves: great-read
I really enjoyed this book set in Tasmania. It took me a little while to get into it, but I then found it hard to put down. Some very strange family dynamics at play in this - which are never fully explained. Teenage love and adult heart break.
definitely worth reading.
Cate Evans
Nov 15, 2013 Cate Evans rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A bit slow to get started but once I was into it I found it full of emotions swinging from young love to hatred to disbelief to regret at times lost. Loved it.
Leslie Frost
May 21, 2016 Leslie Frost rated it it was amazing
My second favourite books. The 'sense of place', sense of loss and recovery - all great aspects of this story. One scene that is so vividly told that it lives in my imagination years later.
Penny McDonald
May 21, 2016 Penny McDonald rated it it was amazing
I loved this book set in Tasmania. I couldn't put it down and friends I have leant it to said the same. A truly enjoyable read.
Sep 16, 2013 Megan rated it really liked it
loved this book!!! I'm planning on reading more of Katherine Scholes books.
Jo Mcelvenny
Feb 03, 2013 Jo Mcelvenny rated it really liked it
Beautiful read!
Jan 04, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it
Made me cry - must be good!
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Katherine Scholes was born in Tanzania, East Africa, the daughter of a missionary doctor and an artist. She has fond memories of travelling with her parents and siblings on long safaris to remote areas where her father operated a clinic from his Land Rover. When she was ten, the family left Tanzania, going first to England and then settling in Tasmania. As an adult, Katherine moved to Melbourne ...more
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