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Anchor Point : Longlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize - Alice Robinson

Anchor Point

Longlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize

Paperback Published: 1st March 2015
ISBN: 9781922213617
Number Of Pages: 336

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As her parents clash over unwashed dishes and unlit fires, ten-year-old Laura works hard to keep the household running. When her mother disappears into the bush, Laura finds a farewell note and makes an impulsive decision that alters the course of her family’s life. Despite her anger and grief, Laura helps her father clear their wild acreage to carve out a farm. But gradually they realise that while they may own the land, they cannot tame it – nor can they escape their past.

Anchor Point charts Laura’s life over the course of four decades as she tries to hold her family together and find her place in the world. Eventually, she has to confront the choices she has made and decide where she truly belongs. This is an eloquent, arresting and quintessentially Australian novel that no reader will easily forget.

About the Author

Alice Robinson is a lecturer in creative writing at Melbourne’s NMIT. She has a PhD in creative writing from Victoria University and her work has been published widely. Anchor Point is Alice’s first novel.

Such a beautiful book it made me cry!


So there is a disclaimer here in that I work for the Publisher, but that takes nothing away from the fact that this is a beautifully written Australian family story that is getting some rave reviews. For the first time in a long time I shed a little tear or two at the end of this book, such was my attachment to the characters. Enjoy!



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ISBN: 9781922213617
ISBN-10: 1922213616
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st March 2015
Publisher: Affirm Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 13.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1

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