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ISBN: 9781761348723
Blackgum Item Code: PENG1092
Title: The Secrets of the Huon Wren
RRP: $22.99
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Launceston, 2019
Journalist Allira is writing a story for Folk magazine when she meets Nora, a nursing home resident with dementia and a doll cradled lovingly in her arms.

Caveside, 1953
Nora is a spirited teenage girl living beneath the Great Western Tiers in Tasmania's heartland. When she is swept up in an illicit romance with a charming Polish-German migrant, it tears her family apart.

Stories intertwined
As the two women form an unlikely friendship, Allira becomes helplessly drawn into the old woman's story. When Allira opens up to Nora about her own recent tragedy, the secrets embedded in the story of a carved wooden wren become the key to a life-changing discovery. This revelation from the past has the power to set them both free.

The Secrets of the Huon Wren is a lyrical and highly evocative story about two lives connected by a shared tragedy and a universal love.