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This will make for a perfect Mother's Day Gift for a book loving mother / carer. Whatever the occasion it's a delightful present or a gorgeous gift for yourself. "The Things We Cannot Say" is a wonderful novel by Australian Author, Kelly Rimmer it explores a Grandmother/Mother/Daughter relationship and family history as well so, like we said, a perfect gift for Mother's Day! We are also find Book Box makes for the perfect bookish gift, whether you want to say I'm thinking of you, happy birthday or here's a little escape from life in a box it covers all bases for the bibliophile.
The gift box includes;
"The Things We Cannot Say" by Kelly Rimmer (as described by Goodreads)
"In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It’s a decision that will alter her destiny…and it’s a lie that will remain buried until the next century.
Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz. Now fifteen and engaged, Alina is unconcerned by reports of Nazi soldiers at the Polish border, believing her neighbors that they pose no real threat, and dreams instead of the day Tomasz returns from college in Warsaw so they can be married. But little by little, injustice by brutal injustice, the Nazi occupation takes hold, and Alina’s tiny rural village, its families, are divided by fear and hate. Then, as the fabric of their lives is slowly picked apart, Tomasz disappears. Where Alina used to measure time between visits from her beloved, now she measures the spaces between hope and despair, waiting for word from Tomasz and avoiding the attentions of the soldiers who patrol her parents’ farm. But for now, even deafening silence is preferable to grief.
Slipping between Nazi-occupied Poland and the frenetic pace of modern life, Kelly Rimmer creates an emotional and finely wrought narrative that weaves together two women’s stories into a tapestry of perseverance, loyalty, love and honor. The Things We Cannot Say is an unshakable reminder of the devastation when truth is silenced…and how it can take a lifetime to find our voice before we learn to trust it".
A selection of 7 (extra in this box) fun & quirky little gifts that should only be opened when the reader gets to certain pages PLUS a copy of the exclusive interview we did with Kelly that should be read when the reader has finished the book. Such an interesting and delightful woman.We also include a gift card with your personalised message hand written by us if you need us to do that.Australia wide shipping included
"The Things We Cannot Say" was also the April 2019 Book Subscription Box & the will be the A Box of Book Club group read for May.
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"Allegra in Three Parts" was our October Subscription Book Box & it's an absolute delight. The gorgeous debut novel by Suzanne Daniel is written from an 11 year old girls perspective but it's not a children's book. Set in 1970's Sydney the quintessential Australian childhood is brought to life again in this coming of age tale. The book may bring tears but the fun little gifts will bring a smile.
This box includes:
The novel "Allegra in Three Parts" by Suzanne Daniel. The Goodreads description is...
I can split myself in two... something I have to do because of Joy and Matilde. They are my grandmothers and I love them both and they totally love me but they can't stand each other.
Eleven-year-old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one another but couldn't be more different. Matilde works all hours and instils discipline, duty and restraint. She insists that Allegra focus on her studies to become a doctor.
Meanwhile free-spirited Joy is full of colour, possibility and emotion, storing all her tears in little glass bottles. She is riding the second wave of the women's movement in the company of her penny tortoise, Simone de Beauvoir, encouraging Ally to explore broad horizons and live her 'true essence'.
And then there's Rick who lives in a flat out the back and finds distraction in gambling and solace in surfing. He's trying to be a good father to Al Pal, while grieving the woman who links them all but whose absence tears them apart.
Allegra is left to orbit these three worlds wishing they loved her a little less and liked each other a lot more. Until one day the unspoken tragedy that's created this division explodes within the person they all cherish most.
A selection of 5 fun little gifts that should only be opened when the reader gets to the specified pages. We don't want to give all the secrets away but included is a beautiful, soft handmade gift made by Adhoc Sleepwear and other quirky presents to enhance the reading experience.
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