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4.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 54.18 out of 5 4.18 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janet Frame Narrator: Heather Bolton Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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Towards Another Summer is a meditation on the themes of exile and return, homesickness and not knowing where home really is. It is suffused with beauty and tenderness and shot through with self-deprecating humour and frailty.

Grace, the protagonist, is taking a break from writing a long novel and seems to be losing her grip on daily life in London. She feels more and more like a migratory bird as the pull of her native New Zealand makes life in England seem transitory. The desire to leave behind the social human agonies of appearing neither too clever nor too stupid, too helpful or too lazy, becomes overwhelming for Grace.

Frame's observational prowess is apparent in Towards Another Summer in the vivid and heartbreaking passages about children and childhood and in Grace's growing awareness of the demanding forces of social convention. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 12/13/2013

    " Of all the books I've read by Janet Frame so far, this is my favorite. As soon as I started reading, I felt a connection with Grace's character which kept me hooked to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taddie | 10/12/2013

    " An interesting book. The protagonist a writer and at the same time a sociopath who tries to be social at one weekend. Surely well written and I definitely wanted to read it, but I always have some problems to get into a book if the main character is not the sympathetic figure for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brita | 9/11/2013

    " oh, janet frame. so painful yet comforting to read. nobody gets social anxiety like you! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fruchtfleisch | 7/27/2013

    " Janet Frame ist ein Vogel und ich bin Janet Frame. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyn | 5/24/2013

    " Hmm sort of a poor mans version of Angel at my Table "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fatty | 6/25/2012

    " I love this woman. what a delight to have something new from her. I see this book has come out before, tho i have never seen it, how could this have happened? ah well, better late. . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Lewis | 6/25/2012

    " A perfect description of feeling awkward, of trying to be polite & engaging, of overdoing it to the point of embarrassment, of being human. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia Glassman | 4/12/2012

    " The concept of the novel doesn't quite sustain itself all the way through, but it's still an arresting portrait of depression/anxiety. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Five | 7/29/2011

    " Too personal to be published in her lifetime, it's writing like this that blurred the line between Frame's real and written life. It seems like this book was given more editorial room to breathe and the writing is like poetry hiding as prose. Beautiful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 12/30/2010

    " The concept of the novel doesn't quite sustain itself all the way through, but it's still an arresting portrait of depression/anxiety. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fatty | 5/24/2009

    " I love this woman. what a delight to have something new from her. I see this book has come out before, tho i have never seen it, how could this have happened? ah well, better late. . . "

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