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The Last Summer of Ada Bloom


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A beautiful and affecting story about the fragility of family relationships and about the pervading effects of secrets we keep

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Martine Murray was born in Melbourne and now lives in Castlemaine in Victoria. She is an award-winning children's novelist and illustrator. The Last Summer of Ada Bloom is her first novel for adults.


'Martine Murray's writing is majestical and sophisticated.' * Books+Publishing *
'Murray's storytelling is so fresh and beguiling that, for a moment, we feel this is great wisdom heard for the first time.' * The Times *
'Murray moves easily between the everyday and the sublime, her language nuanced, slow, pleasurable.' * Adelaide Advertiser *
'Murray's descriptive prose is lovely, often exquisite...A wonderfully heart-warming read.' * BookMooch *
'Secrets, sisters, sex, adolescence and ageing. All the magnificent and aimless themes of being human are thoroughly waded through and held up to the searing summer sun for scrutiny in Martine Murray's first book for adults...A hugely accomplished work.' * Big Issue *
'Masterful... Murray's unflinching, intuitive tale will satisfy readers who like their family dramas with a strong dose of darkness.' * Publishers Weekly (starred review) *

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