Tirra Lirra by the River
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|LC Class||PZ4.A54736 Ti 1978 PR9619.3.A57|
For Nora Porteous, life is a series of escapes. To escape her tightly knit small-town family, she marries, only to find herself confined again, this time in a stifling Sydney suburb with a selfish, sanctimonious husband. With a courage born of desperation and sustained by a spirited sense of humor, Nora travels to London, and it is there that she becomes the woman she wants to be. Or does she?
Quotes: "Finely honed structurally and tightly textured, it's a wry, romantic story that should make Anderson's American reputation and create a demand for her other work." - The Washington Post "There may be a better novel than Tirra Lirra by the River this year, but I doubt it." - Cleveland Plain Dealer "Subtle, rich, and seductive, this beautifully written novels casts a spell of delight upon the reader." Library Journal
- His broad clear brow in sunlight glow'd;
- On burnish'd hooves his war-horse trode;
- From underneath his helmet flow'd
- His coal-black curls as on he rode,
- As he rode down to Camelot.
- From the bank and from the river
- He flashed into the crystal mirror,
- 'Tirra lirra,' by the river
- Sang Sir Lancelot.
|Awards and achievements|
Swords and Crowns and Rings
|Miles Franklin Award recipient
A Woman of the Future
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