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Ashley Hay

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Ashley Hay’s new novel, A Hundred Small Lessons, was published in Australia in April 2017 and will be published in the US in late 2017.

Set in her new home city of Brisbane, it traces the intertwined lives of two women from different generations through a story of love, and of life. It takes account of what it means to be mother or daughter; father or son and tells a rich and intimate story of how we feel what it is to be human, and how place can transform who we are.

Her previous novel, The Railwayman’s Wife, was published in Australia, the UK, the US, and is heading for translation into Italian, French and Dutch. It won the Colin Roderick Prize (awarded by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies), as well as the People's Choice awar
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The lovely people at Atria Books and Goodreads have 30 copies of the proofs of the imminent American edition of A Hundred Small Lessons to give away.
If you'd like to go into the draw, you can enter between now and September 14.
And thank you!
Follow this link for details http://bit.ly/2uLy0IF
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“Such fascinating things, libraries. She closes her eyes. She could
walk inside and step into a murder, a love story, a complete account
of somebody else’s life, or mutiny on the high seas. Such potential;
such adventure—there’s a shimmer of malfeasance in trying other
ways of being.”
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That is marriage, he thought, remaking yourself in someone else’s image. And who knew where the truth of it began or would end?”
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