Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright
The prize-winning international bestseller. It is the late 1930s and two sisters, Clara and Nora Callan, face the future with hope and uncertainty. Clara, a 30-ish schoolteacher, lives in small-town Ontario and longs for love and adventure. Nora, her flighty, gorgeous younger sister, escapes to New York and becomes a minor radio soap celebrity. Told through the sisters' diaries and letters, Clara Callan vividly brings the two sisters to life in a world struggling through the Depression, and with the growing threat of fascism in Europe. Violence, deception and loss, it seems, are never far away from both sisters as they journey from innocence to experience. '.an engrossing Depression-era saga, a moving portrait of loneliness with a redemptive ending.' - the Bulletin. '[Clara] engages us so absolutely.[a] magnificently realized protagonist.' - the Gazette, Montreal.
Paperback | 512 pages
130 x 198 x 37mm | 480g
25 Jun 2003
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Pymble, NSW, Australia
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks and creasing, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.