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The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart - Holly Ringland

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

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Published: 19th March 2018
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An enchanting and captivating novel, about how our untold stories haunt us - and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

After her family suffers a tragedy, nine-year-old Alice Hart is forced to leave her idyllic seaside home. She is taken in by her grandmother, June, a flower farmer who raises Alice on the language of Australian native flowers, a way to say the things that are too hard to speak.

Under the watchful eye of June and the women who run the farm, Alice settles, but grows up increasingly frustrated by how little she knows of her family's story. In her early twenties, Alice's life is thrown into upheaval again when she suffers devastating betrayal and loss. Desperate to outrun grief, Alice flees to the dramatically beautiful central Australian desert. In this otherworldly landscape Alice thinks she has found solace, until she meets a charismatic and ultimately dangerous man.

Spanning two decades, set between sugar cane fields by the sea, a native Australian flower farm, and a celestial crater in the central desert, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart follows Alice's unforgettable journey, as she learns that the most powerful story she will ever possess is her own.

'An astonishingly assured debut, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is a story of love, loss, betrayal and the redemptive power of storytelling ... both heartbreaking and life-affirming.' – Kate Forsyth

'The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is a book that glows - in the fire and heart of it; in the wonder and hope of it. Holly Ringland is a gifted, natural story-teller and her novel--about finding magic in the dark; about the power of freedom and the freedom of story--is truly a light-giving, tender thing. A vivid, compelling, utterly moving debut.' – Brooke Davis

"I loved this brave and beautiful book. Alice Hart has the strength and magic of an Australian wildflower in bloom." – Favel Parrett

'This novel shines with courage, with heart, and with love. Infused with a tender ferocity, and the beauty and warmth of native flowers, it invokes great stories of loss, kindness and home.' – Ashley Hay

'The best fairy tales traverse the darkest corners of the human heart, and this beautiful novel is no exception. Truth and illusion, devastation and triumph, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart will spit you out whole.' – Myfanwy Jones

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In tears for the first 100 pages

5

This book had me captivated from the first sentence, a tragic story with so many highs and lows. So many addicting characters that you will just want to know more and more about. So disappointed when the story ended I could just keep following these characters lives forever.

AUSTRALIA

Highly reccommended

5

now features on my coffee table

Tasmania

Amazing journey.

5

This was an amazing and well written story. This book took you on an amazing journey. Is one you could read and re-read many times. Love it from start to finish. Not a book you can put down and forget about. Once you start to read you want to keep going to find out where it will take the main character of this book. Absolutely loved.

Perth Western Australia

Most beautiful book I have ever read!

5

Glorious book from start to finish, highly recommend!!

Macedon Victoria

I could not recommend this book more!

5

This book is truly gorgeous. The writing is beautiful and engaging. Finished it within 48 hours. That is by no mean a reflection of it being an easy read, it is uncomfortable at times, as all truly great stories are. Just beautiful.

Moree, NSW

Alice Hart ignites passion for life, love and native flowers

5

Not only an amazing, engaging read but a fictional book which affirms notions of identity, strengths and what it means to belong. A book that I connected with in all its capacities; the characters, theme, plot, point of view, conflicts, tone, setting. I will remember Alice Hart for years to come...

Brisbane, Australia

Couldn't put it down

4

This book is visual beautiful with flower prints. If I didn't have to work would have stayed up all night, I was the ingrossed.

Darwin, NT, Aus

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ISBN: 9781460754337
ISBN-10: 1460754336
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 19th March 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.5