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Where We Begin

by Christie Nieman

Paperback $18.99

$18.99

Where We Begin

by Christie Nieman

Paperback $18.99

$18.99

$18.99

Seventeen-year-old Anna is running into the night. Fleeing her boyfriend, her mother, and everything she has known.

She is travelling into the country, to the land and the grandparents she has never met, looking for answers to questions that have never been asked.

For every family has secrets.

But some secrets - once laid bare - can never be forgiven.

A dark, deeply compelling, coming-of-age YA novel from the author of As Stars Fall.


WINNER OF THE DAVITT AWARDS YOUNG ADULT 2021
HONOURS BOOK FOR CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR OLDER READERS 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS YA BOOK PRIZE 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NSW PREMIER'S AWARD ETHEL TURNER PRIZE 2021

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743535660
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 25/08/2020
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Teenage & Young Adult Fiction / Young Adult
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Pages: 368
  • Price: $18.99

Seventeen-year-old Anna is running into the night. Fleeing her boyfriend, her mother, and everything she has known.

She is travelling into the country, to the land and the grandparents she has never met, looking for answers to questions that have never been asked.

For every family has secrets.

But some secrets - once laid bare - can never be forgiven.

A dark, deeply compelling, coming-of-age YA novel from the author of As Stars Fall.


WINNER OF THE DAVITT AWARDS YOUNG ADULT 2021
HONOURS BOOK FOR CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR OLDER READERS 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS YA BOOK PRIZE 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NSW PREMIER'S AWARD ETHEL TURNER PRIZE 2021

Awards

Short-listed for Davitt Awards Young Adult 2021Short-listed for Davitt Awards Young Adult 2021.

Short-listed for Readings YA Book Prize 2021Short-listed for Readings YA Book Prize 2021.

Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize 2021Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize 2021.

Long-listed for CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers 2021Long-listed for CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers 2021.

Short-listed for Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Writing for Young Adults 2021Short-listed for Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Writing for Young Adults 2021.

Author Information

Christie Nieman is an author, essayist, editor, parent and librarian. Where We Begin is her second novel. Her first novel As Stars Fall was a CBCA Notable Book. Her short fiction and essays have been widely published in Australian journals and magazines, including The Big Issue, Meanjin, Overland, and The Sydney Review of Books. Her work has been described as 'Australian contemporary gothic' and lauded as 'unique' and 'the epitome of quality writing in this country'. She lives and works on Dja Dja Wurrung country.

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