Shortcuts
Please wait while page loads.
LiberoBanner . Default .
PageMenu- Main Menu-
Page content

Catalogue Display

The Sisters' song

As children, Ida loves looking after her younger sister, Nora, but when their beloved father dies in 1927, everything changes. The two girls move in with their grandmother who is particularly encouraging of Nora's musical talent. In Nora, she sees herself, the artist she was never allowed to be. As Nora follows her dream of a brilliant musical career, Ida takes a job as a nanny and their lives become quite separate. The two sisters are reunited as Nora's life takes an unwelcome direction and she finds herself isolated in the Tasmanian bush saddled with a husband and children. Embittered and resentful about her lost chances, Nora welcomes Ida's help with her chaotic household. When Ida marries Len, a reliable and good man, she hopes her dreams of a family of her own will be fulfilled. Unfortunately it becomes clear that this is never likely to happen. In Ida's eyes, Nora possesses everything in life that could possibly matter yet she values none of it. Set in rural Tasmania over a span of seventy years, the strengths and flaws of motherhood are revealed through the mercurial relationship of these two very different sisters, Ida and Nora. The Sisters' Song speaks of dreams, children and family, all entwined with a musical thread that binds them together.

Item Information
Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320004304915 F
Fiction-Adult   Rutherford library . . Available .  
. Catalogue Record 471557 ItemInfo Beginning of record . Catalogue Record 471557 ItemInfo Top of page .
Catalogue Information
Field name Details
ISBN 9781760296315 (paperback)
1760296317 (paperback)
Classification Number F
Author Allan, Louise
Title The Sisters' song [BK]
Note "Music and motherhood bind two sisters together" -- Cover.
As children, Ida loves looking after her younger sister, Nora, but when their beloved father dies in 1927, everything changes. The two girls move in with their grandmother who is particularly encouraging of Nora's musical talent. In Nora, she sees herself, the artist she was never allowed to be. As Nora follows her dream of a brilliant musical career, Ida takes a job as a nanny and their lives become quite separate. The two sisters are reunited as Nora's life takes an unwelcome direction and she finds herself isolated in the Tasmanian bush saddled with a husband and children. Embittered and resentful about her lost chances, Nora welcomes Ida's help with her chaotic household. When Ida marries Len, a reliable and good man, she hopes her dreams of a family of her own will be fulfilled. Unfortunately it becomes clear that this is never likely to happen. In Ida's eyes, Nora possesses everything in life that could possibly matter yet she values none of it. Set in rural Tasmania over a span of seventy years, the strengths and flaws of motherhood are revealed through the mercurial relationship of these two very different sisters, Ida and Nora. The Sisters' Song speaks of dreams, children and family, all entwined with a musical thread that binds them together.
Subject Fathers -- Death -- Fiction
Motherhood -- Fiction
Music -- Fiction
Tasmania -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Sisters -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Music -- Fiction
Fathers -- Death -- Fiction
Motherhood -- Fiction
Tasmania -- Fiction
Tasmania -- Fiction
Catalogue Information 471557 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 471557 Top of page .