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Book of Lost Threads ❮Download❯ ➸ Book of Lost Threads Author Tess Evans – Thomashillier.co.uk Tender funny and memorable Book of Lost Threads is a story about love and loss parents and children hope faith and the value of simple kindnessMoss has run away from Melbourne to Opportunity on the tr Tender funny and memorable Book of Lost Threads is a story about love and loss parents and children hope faith and the value of simple kindnessMoss has run away from Melbourne to Opportunity on the trail of a man she knows only by name But her arrival sets in train events that disturb the long held Book of PDF/EPUB ² secrets of three of the town' s inhabitants Finn a brilliant mathematician who has become a recluse; Lily Pargetter eighty three year old knitter of tea cosies; and Sandy the town buffoon who dreams of a Great Galah It is only as Moss Finn Lily and Sandy develop unlikely friendships that they find a way to lay their sorrows to rest and knit together the threads that will restore them to life.


10 thoughts on “Book of Lost Threads

  1. Marianne Marianne says:

    “Moss began softly at first her voice slowly swellingPure silver sound vibrated the dust motes in Mrs Pargetter’s front room floated into the frosty night air and out into the streets of the tired little town Helen Porter walking her dog felt a prickling along her spine Cocky Benson in a drunken stupor brushed aside the tears that wet his corroded cheeks and Sharon Simpson stopped painting her toenails and lifted her head to listen Merv Randall pausing as he wiped down the bar briefly and wonderfully experienced the numinous ‘You would of swore it was an angel singing’ he told his customers the next day”Book of Lost Threads is the first novel by Australian author Tess Evans When Moss Miranda Ophelia Sinclair arrives in the declining Victorian town of Opportunity and knocks on Finn’s door she is the catalyst for great changes in the lives of several of the townspeople Finn Michael Finbar Clancy is a reclusive mathematician plagued by guilt and remorse His eighty three year old neighbour Mrs Lily Pargetter does work for the United Nations to ease her broken heart Lily’s nephew Sandy George Sandilands Jr has a grand plan to save the town of Opportunity from fading away by building a Great Galah It takes some time for them to acknowledge that all four of them are “haunted by spirits who need a resting place”Evans gives the reader multi faceted appealing characters some uite familiar some a little uirky and her depiction of the Victorian country town is faultless She incorporates many diverse elements in her tale hundreds of tea cosies a series of dogs named Errol Flynn a prostitute known only as Amber Lee a Kenyan intern at the United Nations with a kind heart and a talent for lateral thinking a still born baby unnamed for over sixty years a Kosovan refugee a landscape architect looking for a project a pair of lesbian mothers a holiday snap from Blackpool pier a hotel pioneer and some wise and caring Benedictine monks Evans treats the reader to some beautiful descriptive prose ”Finn had the hunched shoulders of a man uncomfortable with his height; with his long thin legs and narrow face he looked for all the world like an apologetic stork” and “The cemetery was bristling with tombstones which grew from the earth like rows of grey teeth some carious and crooked with age others straight and perfectly aligned” and “Christmas Eve was hot and oppressive The citizens of Opportunity were becalmed on a sea of heat” are just a few examplesThis heart warming debut novel is perfectly titled threads of people’s lives some longer some just snippets are wound together into a cohesive whole that is a delight to read Readers will look forward to the second novel by this talented author The Memory Tree


  2. ☼♄Jülie  ☼♄Jülie  says:

    This story was a real nice surprise I thought it would be a good read but I wasn't expecting to be so captivated by itIt's a story about the unexpected unforeseen and unintentional complications that arose out the choices that were made by several people from very different walks of life and the ongoing effects of those choices how they impacted so many both directly and indirectly Then ultimately connected them all in some mannerI just love the way this author can artfully translate the erratic thoughts of her characters into meaningfully relevant words and then arrange those words into perfect descriptions on a page As the reader I totally understood what was being conveyed and could easily empathize with the characters as well as envisage their situationsIt's difficult to believe that this is a debut novel for this author as the story is so well planned and executed and has so much depth as to make it seem like a true life storyThe characters are all uniue and believable and the dialogue was convincing at every levelI look forward to reading from Tess EvansI thoroughly enjoyed this book and would have no problem recommending it4★s


  3. Jillian Jillian says:

    This is a stand out book of the year for me It was engrossing as well as thoughtful and intelligent We follow the stories of a number of characters all suffering loss and loosely entwined with each other There is a lot of wisdom evident in the telling characters trusted to find solutions to think and feel their way to recovery and reconciliation The stories come together like a symphony blending and harmonising gaining strength from individual parts It is beautifully and confidently crafted I found it a compelling narrative unputdownable and uplifting


  4. Bettynz (Larraine) Bettynz (Larraine) says:

    Goodness I thought I'd have a uick read before cooking tea Famous last words I'm not even uite sure why I decided to get this book out on Overdrive if I saw it reviewed somewhere or if I just liked the look of it but goodness it's got me hooked Catharsis In a big wayYup Hard to believe it is a first novel The warmth and empathy of the writer is very evident A much appreciated book


  5. Mel Mel says:

    I stayed up until 1am finishing this book last night and sobbing like a baby throughout most of it What a wonderful novel so compelling and emotional I haven't felt that attached to a book since The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Moss Finn Sandy Mrs Pargetter Hamish Ana and Lusla Ngilu each have their own story to tell and they are seamlessly weaved together by the author Sandy is redeemed Finn is freed and Mrs Pargetter's story is just gut wrenching The tea cosies are a delightful addition to the novel and even the creation of Errol is just wonderful It is also funny I think that Linsey and Amy who basically create the character of Moss and her subseuent journey are secondary to the others yet are so important This is an amazing book it has made it on to my top ten list


  6. Sonia Mcintosh Sonia Mcintosh says:

    This is not a book that I would usually pick up but I have read it as part of the State Library of Victoria Summer Read competition Summer read encourages people to turn off the TV and pick up a book They have a selection of books that are either set in Victoria or by a Victorian author This is Tess Evans' first novel and she has written a poignant wonderful book The characters are believable and have lost some of the threads that hold their life together Moss is looking for her father and suffers the loss of one of her mothers Lily an eccentric knitter of tea cosies for the UN who struggles with sanity since the loss of her child; Finn is a brilliant mathematician has lost his way after he fatally hit a young girl in his car which leads him to become a recluse; Sandy the rich town buffoon has lost his self respect They all find themselves in a town called Opportunity which is a rural town that is slowly dying The lives of these character intertwine as each learns to trust and to rely on each other in their sorrow and brokenness The book addresses some huge issues with sensitivity and humour Issues such as being a child of gay marriage; sperm donation; death of family members; living with guilt and regret; domestic violence; and forgiveness Evans invites you into the lives of these characters as they deal with these issues so you feel that it you sitting with them as they knit their lives back together It has been a while since I have read a book where I can relate to the characters on such an emotional level Where I am drawn to continue reading so I can discover how the characters come to terms with their pasts to create a stronger future I was entranced by Tess Evans' storytelling 810


  7. Glenda Glenda says:

    Some books strike a chord at the right timethis one did I have recommended it to friends but they didn't see in what I didabsolutely loved it


  8. Steve Steve says:

    I am a tiny bit conflicted by this book I was very pleasantly surprised early by the book slowly building up characters and their back stories introducing others and then deftly weaving them all together There wasn't really a climax as such since the timeline jumped around a little too much for there to be a lot of tension but I did really uite enjoy it but felt a little let down by the resolution which seemed rushed compared to the rest of the book


  9. Odette Odette says:

    The Book of Lost Threads was a very interesting read for me The book is based around Finn and his daughter Moss who are both struggling with their lives Numerous themes are explored in this book for example same sex parents family abuse The threads seem to me to be the lives of different people with some connecting well and others not The author established a good sense of place and can relate to Opportunity where most of the book is set as a typical Australian country town The characters are all very interesting and I kept on wanting to read to find out about them Some had suffered as a result of a traumatic event and were seeking closure The end of the book came uickly and perhaps was not as satisfying as I thought it could be I still would recommend this book and am interesting in reading by this author


  10. Lyn Lyn says:

    A thought provoking enjoyable read which followed the personal journeys of 4 people in a small town as they sought to resolve areas of grief guilt regret in their lives The story had some very touching memorable moments a powerful theme lovely descriptive writing witty humour very likeable characters I’m keen to read from this author this book being her first novel It ‘hit the spot’ for me with a story that is emotionally impacting moving in a truthful but non sentimental way


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