PALACE OF TEARS
ALLEN & UNWIN $29.99
ON a hot summer day in January, 1914, Robbie is preparing to celebrate his 13th birthday at a lavish party at his parents’ hotel in the Blue Mountains. His neighbour and friend Angie is devastated that she’s not invited. By day’s end the lives of the two children — and their families — will be shattered. Fast forward to 2013 in Sydney: Lisa’s decision to trace her family history takes her back to that day in 1914 as she uncovers secrets, betrayals and trysts. Spanning two world wars, this is a rollicking, epic tale that elegantly wraps themes of lost love with intrigue, art, movie stars, beauty, the supernatural and revenge.