A Charm of Powerful Trouble

Author(s): Joanne Horniman


In this evocative novel, Joanne Horniman meditates on the forces between sisters, between parent and child, between lovers. She captures and releases the richness of each successive moment in layers of circling stories and vivid images, on themes of love, guilt, secrets and growing up.


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Shortlisted 2003: NSW Premier's Literary Award; Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult Fiction.Mentioned as a notable book: Children's Book of the year Awards (The Children's Book Council of Australia). In the category: 2003 Book of the Year - Older

Shortlisted for NSW Premier's Literary Award Ethel Turner Prize 2003.

'A coming-of-age novel with a difference. Not to be missed.' Jo Goodman, Magpies17, November 2002a vivid sense of time and place pervades this rich, sensuous novel as it evokes the multi-layered stories of three generations of women' CBC Notable Australian Books, 2003an unusual and intriguing story for older readers' Reading TimeHorniman's use of the sensual and vivid imagery of life in a small town is captivating' Viewpoint

General Fields

  • : 9781865088372
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : September 2002
  • : 195mm X 130mm X 23mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 288
  • : Joanne Horniman
  • : Paperback
  • : A823.3