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An Afternoon in Summer

An Afternoon in Summer
 

An Afternoon in Summer is an inspirational book about searching for something better from life, and finding it - serenity, sensuality, and ultimately love.

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ISBN 9780958291682
Barcode 9780958291682
Published 30 August 2010 by Awa Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Guiffre, Kathy

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ISBN-13 9780958291682
ISBN-10 0958291683
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Awa Press
Imprint Awa Press
Publication Date 30 August 2010
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Guiffre, Kathy
Category Biography & Autobiography
Travel Writing
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
Maori
Pasifika
Cook Islands
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 290g
Dewey Code 919.62304
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Kathy Giuffre wants to escape from her stressful life working full-time and raising two young children on her own. When a new boyfriend agrees to join her for a year in Rarotonga with her young sons, she takes a sabbatical from work, books their flights and packs their bags. Then at the last minute her boyfriend announces he isn't coming. In captivating style Giuffre tells what happens when she finds herself alone with her boys on Rarotonga, a tiny speck in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, 11, 000 kilometres from home. She knows no one, the house she's been promised doesn't eventuate, and almost every other outsider is on a ten-day package tour. Her unlikely saviour is Emily, an 82-year-old Maori woman with a large white house on the edge of the ocean, which the two women share with two callous missionaries, the ghosts of Emily's ancestors, and, briefly, a bizarre couple from Eastern Europe. As time passes, Kathy is seduced by the island, embraced by its people and by feelings she has never experienced before. An Afternoon in Summer is an inspirational book about searching for something better from life, and finding it - serenity, sensuality, and ultimately love.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Brimming with sensuality and intelligence, Kathy Giuffre's quest for freedom in the Pacific has a disarming honesty and a delightful turn of phrase. Woven into her intimate story is a love letter to the people of Rarotonga, rich with all the joys and sorrows of a lost paradise. -- Kapka Kassabova, author, Street Without a Name

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Author's Bio

Kathy Giuffre has a BA from Harvard and a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a professor of sociology at Colorado College and author of Collective Creativity: Art and Society in the South Pacific.

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