The Grandiflora Tree

The Grandiflora Tree

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When Bernadette Crichton finds her husband dead, under the beautiful grandiflora tree, she assumes a widowhood that is unconventional and strange. Exiled inside her large house, Bernadette refuses to 'see or be seen' by platitude-bearing visitors. Letters of condolence are divided into three piles: to be answered, not to be answered, not understood. But it is the discovery of Charlie's diary that forces her to address the unpleasant truth: Charlie and their marriage were not what they seemed.show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • 111 x 178mm
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 014320436X
  • 9780143204367

Author information

Shonagh Koea has published numerous short-story collections and novels. She worked initially as a journalist, and then moved to fiction, going on to win many significant awards and prizes for her work. The Grandiflora Tree was her first novel. Sing to Me, Dreamer was a finalist in the New Zealand Book Awards (1995) and The Lonely Margins of the Sea was runner-up for the Deutz Medal for Fiction (1999). Her latest book is The Kindness of Strangers: Kitchen Memoirs, published in 2007, a collection of Koea's memories from her various roles as daughter, wife, mother, journalist and novelist.show more

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34 ratings
3.41 out of 5 stars
5 12% (4)
4 32% (11)
3 41% (14)
2 15% (5)
1 0% (0)
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