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The Tulip Tree

Suzanne McCourt

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Text Publishing Company
01 June 2021
A vivid, immersive, historical saga from beloved Australian author Suzanne McCourt.

Henryk reached out to embrace him, formally, awkwardly. How rarely they'd touched since childhood, thought Adi, as he sank against his brother. How clumsy their love was.

Brothers Henryk and Adam Radecki's relationship is one of fraught love and jealously. Henryk, unhappily married, becomes a rich and successful industrialist, while Adi, a devoted vet, finds and loses love. Their bond is tested throughout their lives, from the 1920s, against the background of Poland's tragic and tumultuous relationship with Russia, through war, revolution and invasion, until 1954 in the Snowy Mountains of Australia.

Adi's wife and son are at the heart of this riveting tale, in which family secrets threaten to tear lives apart. Caught up in momentous events, each character reminds us of our power to survive extraordinary times, of the moral choices we make and the dramatic turns our lives can take.

Beautifully written, full of the detail of everyday life, its joys and suffering, The Tulip Tree is engrossing historical fiction at its best, a profoundly moving story of love, sacrifice and loyalty.
By:   Suzanne McCourt
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   446g
ISBN:   9781922330550
ISBN 10:   1922330558
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   01 June 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Suzanne McCourt's debut novel, The Lost Child, was published by Text in 2014 and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Her novella The Last Taboo shared first prize in the Griffith Review Novella Project in 2016. Suzanne lives in Melbourne.

Reviews for The Tulip Tree

'A breathtaking family saga, set in the darkest of times, about the struggle to love and the courage to go on.' * Tim Costello AO * 'A moving story of how one family survives a horrendous period in history, and of the secrets they carry with them into the future.' * Joan London, author of The Golden Age * 'Gripping and at times heart-wrenching...will keep you turning the pages.' * Big Book Club * 'A remarkable ability to discover within the most concrete details a rich and raw emotion...a novel that is at once familiar and entirely fresh.' * Weekend Australian on The Lost Child * 'A haunting tale of family life, identity and coming-of-age from an author who writes with a vivid sense of time and place.' * Launceston Examiner on The Lost Child * 'A beautifully written novel about betrayal and forgiveness (especially of ourselves), about suffering and survival, about the baggage we take with us, and what we leave behind.' * Cynthia Banham, author of A Certain Light * 'Fresh with the cadences of everyday life and history, The Tulip Tree is a tender and moving exploration of one family's fault lines and its enduring connections across time.' * Dominic Smith, author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos * 'A tale of love, loss, and resilience. Told with compassion and wisdom, The Tulip Tree reminds us how, even after the most crushing defeat, hope can survive and renewal is possible.' * Eva Stachniak, author of The Chosen Maiden *


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