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White Gardenia

Belinda Alexandra

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HARPER360
07 April 2021
The beloved debut novel from one of Australia's foremost storytellers. Epic and passionate, White Gardenia will sweep you away ...

'Mama, Mama,' I said to myself, 'keep safe. You will survive, and I will survive, until we can find each other again.' In a district of the city of Harbin, a haven for White Russian families since Russia's Communist revolution, Alina Kozlova must make a heartbreaking decision if her only child, Anya, is to survive the final days of World War II.

White Gardenia sweeps across cultures and continents, from the glamorous nightclubs of Shanghai to the harshness of Cold War Soviet Russia in the 1960s, from a desolate island in the Pacific Ocean to a new life in post-war Australia. Both mother and daughter must make sacrifices, but is the price too high? Most importantly of all, will they ever find each other again?

Rich in incident and historical detail, this is a compelling and beautifully written tale about yearning and forgiveness.

PRAISE FOR WHITE GARDENIA:

'Depicts vividly the powerful lifelong bond between mothers and daughters' - Paullina Simons 'Captivating' - Daily Telegraph 'A passionate and powerful family saga' - Australian Women's Weekly
By:   Belinda Alexandra
Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 199mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   335g
ISBN:   9781460760055
ISBN 10:   1460760050
Publication Date:   07 April 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Belinda Alexandra has been published to wide acclaim in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Holland, Poland, Norway, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Hungary and the United States. She is the daughter of a Russian mother and an Australian father and has been an intrepid traveller since her youth. Her love of other cultures is matched by her passion for her home country, Australia, where she is a volunteer rescuer and carer for the NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES). An animal lover, Belinda is also the patron of the World League for the Protection of Animals (Australia). Find out more at: www.belinda-alexandra.com Twitter: belinda_alexandra_author Instagram: belinda_alexandra_author Author photograph by Elizabeth Allnutt

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