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Author: Deborah Challinor Narrator: Rachel King Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2018 ISBN: 9781460799451
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A captivating story of family and friendship through one decade of incredible change.

In 1950s Auckland things are changingand fast. Women are joining the workforce in numbers, whitegoods are readily available and the age of rock 'n' roll has arrived.

Allie Manaia works the Elizabeth Arden counter at Smith and Caughey's. It's been two years since the Dunbar and Jones fire, where some of her friends perished, but she still has nightmares.

Kathleen Lawsonrich, lonely and boredis one of Allie's customers. Kathleen takes a shine to Allie, but when Kathleen discovers Allie's husband is Maori, her attitude changes. Is she trying to make friends or poison the relationship between Sonny and Allie?

Meanwhile, Sonny's beautiful younger sister, Polly, is embracing the more relaxed moral standards of the era, living a vibrant but wayward life as a waitress-model-goodtime girl while leaving her young daughter to be raised by her mother.

As each woman navigates the shifting social and cultural landscape of the 1950s, she is faced with new possibilities and decisionswith freedom comes joy, but also fear and, occasionally, mistakes.

Told in Deborah Challinor's trademark styleequal parts heart and humourFrom the Ashes follows the fortunes of the women of three families through one decade of incredible change.

Praise for Deborah Challinor:

"Challinor is a good storyteller ... seamlessly joining fact and fiction and creating a convincing, atmospheric yarn" Bookseller + Publisher

"the perfect blend of fact and fiction" New Zealand Herald

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