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Trust / Kate Veitch.

By: Veitch, Kate.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin, 2010Description: 356 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780670073979 (pbk.).Subject(s): College teachers -- Fiction | Women art teachers -- Fiction | Accidents -- Fiction | Life change events -- Fiction | Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction | Families -- Fiction | Women -- Australia -- Fiction | Australian fiction | Family Fiction | Australia -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. | Australian fiction. | General fiction. DDC classification: 823/.92 Subject: I'm a lucky woman, thinks Susanna Greenfield. And why wouldn't she? Her handsome, successful husband is a loving father to their two teenage children. Her mother is her dearest friend, and her scatty but adored younger sister seems to have finally found some stability in her life. Susanna has a solid career as an art teacher, and if, as she's recently discovered, there's a hole inside her where her creative spirit used to be – is that really such a big price to pay?
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<p> I'm a lucky woman, thinks Susanna Greenfield. And why wouldn't she? Her handsome, successful husband is a loving father to their two teenage children. Her mother is her dearest friend, and her scatty but adored younger sister seems to have finally found some stability in her life. Susanna has a solid career as an art teacher, and if, as she's recently discovered, there's a hole inside her where her creative spirit used to be - is that really such a big price to pay?<br> <br> But beneath the carefully maintained surface, seismic forces are at work. Fault lines are forming, not only in Susanna, but within each beloved member of her family. In a single, tragically ill-judged moment, the fabric it has taken a lifetime to construct can be torn apart.</p> <p>Human frailties, and the power of the ties that bind us- this is Kate Veitch's territory, explored with characteristic warmth and honesty in her absorbing portrait of a family thrown into crisis.<br> <br></p> <p>Praise for Listen </p> <p>'A compelling drama with a lot of heart and humanity, impossible to put down.'<br> Australian Women's Weekly </p> <p> 'Similar to Anne Tyler in her wry affection for her characters and to Anita Shreve in her aptitude for crafting compulsively readable plotlines, Kate Veitch delivers a remarkably assured debut ...'<br> Booklist </p>

I'm a lucky woman, thinks Susanna Greenfield. And why wouldn't she? Her handsome, successful husband is a loving father to their two teenage children. Her mother is her dearest friend, and her scatty but adored younger sister seems to have finally found some stability in her life. Susanna has a solid career as an art teacher, and if, as she's recently discovered, there's a hole inside her where her creative spirit used to be – is that really such a big price to pay?

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Veitch's sophomore effort (after the acclaimed Without a Backward Glance) introduces college art instructor Susanna Greenfield, a model wife, devoted mother, dedicated daughter, and loyal sister, attempting to jump-start the creative side of her career. Despite living a comfortable "perfect" family life in Melbourne, Australia, Susanna is feeling stymied over the focus of her upcoming exhibit and searching for something more when her life is torn apart by a family tragedy. Susanna soon becomes aware of her husband's secret life, causing her to question whether her entire life is based on a foundation of lies. While her children, Sebastian and Stella-Jean, remain constants, it is her architect husband, the cocky, crass Gerry, who makes waves. Verdict Despite the occasional soap-opera feel (well-developed, good-hearted, and intriguing protagonists contrast sharply with one-dimensional loathsome and villainous characters), this is absorbing domestic fiction that delves into sexism, fulfillment, love, and trust. A real page-turner that will appeal to fans of women's fiction.-Andrea Tarr, Corona P.L., CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.