Fall in love with Parisian heartache

Geraldton Guardian - - The Sauce - Deb­o­rah Bar­nett

The Joyce Girl By Annabel Abbs Adult-fic­tion his­tor­i­cal James Joyce was her fa­ther. Sa­muel Beck­ett was her lover.

This is her story — a mes­meris­ing fic­tion­al­i­sa­tion of Lu­cia Joyce’s life told for the first time. Paris, 1928. Avant-garde Paris is buzzing with the lat­est ideas in art, mu­sic and lit­er­a­ture from artists such as Ford Ma­dox Ford and Zelda Fitzger­ald.

Lu­cia, the tal­ented and am­bi­tious daugh­ter of con­tro­ver­sial ge­nius James Joyce, is mak­ing her name as a dancer.

But when Lu­cia falls pas­sion­ately in love with bud­ding writer, and fel­low Ir­ish ex­pat, Sa­muel Beck­ett, he is banned from the Joyce fam­ily home.

In 1934, her life in tat­ters, Lu­cia is sent to pi­o­neer­ing psy­cho­an­a­lyst Carl Jung. For years, she has kept quiet. Now she de­cides to speak. Pro­foundly mov­ing and stun­ningly writ­ten, The Joyce Girl brings to light the un­told tale of Lu­cia Joyce. It will en­trance and ed­u­cate you. You will fall in love with this com­pelling woman, but she will break your heart too. The En­light­en­ment of the Green­gage Tree By Shokoofeh Azar Adult-fic­tion general The En­light­en­ment of the Green­gage Tree is an ex­traor­di­nar­ily pow­er­ful and evoca­tive lit­er­ary novel set in Iran in the pe­riod im­me­di­ately af­ter the Is­lamic Rev­o­lu­tion in 1979.

Us­ing the lyri­cal magic real­ism style of clas­si­cal Per­sian sto­ry­telling, Azar draws the reader deep into the heart of a fam­ily caught in the mael­strom of post-rev­o­lu­tion­ary chaos. The Fifth Let­ter By Ni­cola Mo­ri­arty Adult-fic­tion general Joni, Deb, Eden and Trina try to catch up once a year for some days away to­gether.

Now in their 30s, com­mit­ments have pulled them in dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions, and the close­ness they once en­joyed seems in­creas­ingly elu­sive.

This year, they each share a se­cret in an anony­mous let­ter.

But in­stead of bring­ing them closer, the rev­e­la­tions seem to drive them apart. Our Man Else­where: In Search of Alan Moore­head By Thorn­ton McCamish Bi­og­ra­phy A world-fa­mous Aus­tralian writer, an in­spi­ra­tion to Robert Hughes and Clive James, a leg­endary war cor­re­spon­dent who also wrote best­selling his­to­ries of ex­plo­ration and con­ser­va­tion . . . and yet for­got­ten?

In this daz­zling book, Thorn­ton McCamish delves into the past to re­claim a re­mark­able fig­ure, Alan Moore­head.

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