Dec 1, 2017

Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar: Book Beginning

Salt Creek, a debut novel by Lucy Treloar, published February 28, 2017 by Picador Australia. This is an historical novel about the Finch family who move from Adelaide, Australia during hard times to a remote part of the South Australian coast. The award-winning book covers "colonialism, race relations, social expectations on women, love, family, and duty."
Book beginning:
Chichester, England, November 1874

Mama often talked of this house when I was a child, and of its squirrels with particular fondness. She missed them as she missed all about her life here. They were fastidious, she said, and always prepared for flight. Their plumy tails jerking, they would hold a nut in their tiny hands, turning it and turning it looking for the weak point, angling their heads and tilting the nuts, their tiny teeth flashing, yet could not always penetrate the shell....
Page 56:
The cheese-making began, using the small moulds from the old dairy farm. I washed them and dried them to make them ready. 
Memes: The Friday 56. Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% of your eReader. Find any sentence that grabs you. Post it, and add your URL post in Linky at Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginning at Rose City Reader


sherry fundin said...

Love the cover, but your teases don't make me think of the beach. :-)
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds interesting. I like the cover. This week I am featuring No Place Like You by Emma Douglas. Happy reading!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love the sound of that setting....great excerpts, too. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE UNEXPECTED MOTHER”

Suko said...

Thank you for posting these tidbits from the book. I have this one, but I haven't had any time to open it up yet. You've given me a mini preview.

Have a happy weekend, Harvee! :)

fredamans said...

Sounds very interesting! Happy weekend!

a booklion's hideaway said...

I like the excerpts! Sounds perfect for this month too!
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