The Last Summer of Ada Bloom (AU Edition)

October 31, 2020
The Last Summer of Ada Bloom (AU Edition)

In a small country town during one long, hot summer, the Bloomfamily begins to unravel. Marital secrets, new and long-hidden,surface—with devastating effect.Martha is straining against the confines of her life, lost inregret for what might have been, when an old flame shows up. Inturn, her husband, Mike, becomes frustrated with his increasinglydistant wife. While teenagers Tilly and Ben are about to step outinto the world, nine-year-old Ada is holding onto a childhood thatwill soon be lost to her.When Ada discovers an abandoned well beneath a rusting windmill,she is drawn to its darkness and danger. And when she witnesses ashocking and confusing event, the well's foreboding looms large inher mind—a driving force as events lead inexorably towardstragedy.The Last Summer of Ada Bloom is a beguiling story aboutthe fragility of family relationships, about the secrets we keepand the power they hold to shape our lives. And about the love thatsomehow holds it all together.Martine Murray was born in Melbourne and nowlives in Castlemaine in Victoria. She is an award-winningchildren's novelist and illustrator. The Last Summer of AdaBloom is her first novel for adults.'Martine Murray's writing is majestical and sophisticated.'Books+Publishing'Murray's storytelling is so fresh and beguiling that, for amoment, we feel this is great wisdom heard for the first time.'Times