Be in to win a ‘Book Club in a Box’: Three copies of Loving Sylvie by Elizabeth Smither and a selection of delicious snacks, valued at $141
Our book-club-in-a-box prize provides all that’s needed to start a book club with friends. It features three copies of Loving Sylvie by Elizabeth Smither, reading notes, some delicious snacks and a $20 Countdown voucher for refreshments. Loving Sylvie follows the story of three women — Sylvie, her mother Madeleine, and grandmother Isobel living in three cities: Auckland, Paris and Melbourne.
MORE ABOUT LOVING SYLVIE
Sylvie rows across a lake to her wedding.
Madeleine flees to Paris and works in Le Livre Bleu bookshop.
Isobel is summoned to her doctor’s surgery late one afternoon.
Elizabeth Smither takes us into the richly imagined worlds of three women – Sylvie, her mother Madeleine and grandmother Isobel. The narrative shifts between the three women in three different cities: Auckland, Paris and Melbourne. Elizabeth tells their stories with warm, deeply observant humour, through their love affairs, rivalries, marriages and all the beautiful minutiae of everyday life. She draws the threads together subtly and surprisingly to achieve a perfectly resolved ending.
Described as having ‘a gift for wry comedy combined with an eye for pinpoint detail’, Elizabeth is one of New Zealand’s finest writers.
ABOUT ELIZABETH SMITHER
Elizabeth Smither has published 18 collections of poetry, was poet laureate (2001-2003) and was awarded an HonDLitt by Auckland University and the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry in 2008. She has also published five short story collections, five novels, and journals and memoirs. Her latest poetry collection, Night Horse, won the Ockham NZ Book Award for Poetry in 2018.
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