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The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle

"It's the summer of 1982. The Man from Snowy River is a box office hit and Paul Hogan is on the TV. In a seaside suburb of NSW, housewife Theresa Howard takes up swimming. She wants to get fit; she also wants a few precious minutes to herself. So at sunrise each day she strikes out past the waves. From the same beach, the widowed Marie swims. With her husband gone, bathing is the one constant in her new life. After finding herself in a desperate situation, 26-year-old Leanne only has herself to rely on. She became a nurse to help others, even as she resists help herself. Elaine has recently moved from England. Far from home without her adult sons, her closest friend is a gin bottle. In the waters of Shelly Bay, these four women find each other. They will survive shark sightings, bluebottle stings and heartbreak; they will laugh so hard they swallow water, and they will plunge their tears into the ocean's salt. They will find solace and companionship in their friendship circle, and learn that love takes many forms."--Publisher.

Item Information
Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320004615518 F
Fiction-Adult   East Maitland library . . On Loan . 2 Jan 2020
32320004465070 F
Fiction-Adult   Rutherford library . . On Loan . 19 Dec 2019
32320004501007 F
Fiction-Adult   Thornton library . . On Loan . 2 Jan 2020
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Field name Details
ISBN 9780733641169 (pbk.)
0733641164
Classification Number F
Author Green, Sophie
Title The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle [BK]
Note Includes questions for discussion.
"It's the summer of 1982. The Man from Snowy River is a box office hit and Paul Hogan is on the TV. In a seaside suburb of NSW, housewife Theresa Howard takes up swimming. She wants to get fit; she also wants a few precious minutes to herself. So at sunrise each day she strikes out past the waves. From the same beach, the widowed Marie swims. With her husband gone, bathing is the one constant in her new life. After finding herself in a desperate situation, 26-year-old Leanne only has herself to rely on. She became a nurse to help others, even as she resists help herself. Elaine has recently moved from England. Far from home without her adult sons, her closest friend is a gin bottle. In the waters of Shelly Bay, these four women find each other. They will survive shark sightings, bluebottle stings and heartbreak; they will laugh so hard they swallow water, and they will plunge their tears into the ocean's salt. They will find solace and companionship in their friendship circle, and learn that love takes many forms."--Publisher.
Subject Women -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Fiction
Self-realization in women -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Swimming -- Fiction
Female friendship -- Fiction
Women swimmers -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Swimming -- Australia -- Fiction
Women -- Societies and clubs -- Fiction
Women -- Australia -- 20th century -- Fiction
Suburban life -- Australia -- 20th century -- Fiction
Women -- Conduct of life -- Austalia -- 20th century -- Fiction
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Fiction
Australia -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Fiction
Australia -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
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