The Resource The bus on Thursday, Shirley Barrett

The bus on Thursday, Shirley Barrett

Label
The bus on Thursday
Title
The bus on Thursday
Statement of responsibility
Shirley Barrett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It wasn't just the bad breakup that turned Eleanor Mellett's life upside down. It was the cancer. And all the demons that came with it. One day she felt a bit of a bump when she was scratching her armpit at work. The next thing she knew, her breast was being dissected and removed by an inappropriately attractive doctor, and she was suddenly deluged with cupcakes, judgy support groups, and her mum knitting sweaters. Luckily, Eleanor discovers Talbingo, a remote little town looking for a primary-school teacher. Their Miss Barker up and vanished in the night, despite being the most caring teacher ever, according to everyone. Unfortunately, Talbingo is a bit creepy. It's not just the communion-wine-guzzling friar prone to mad rants about how cancer is caused by demons. Or the unstable, overly sensitive kids, always going on about Miss Barker and her amazing sticker system. It's living alone in a remote cabin, with no cell or Internet service, wondering why there are so many locks on the front door and who is knocking on it late at night
Summary
Overwhelmed by her cancer treatments and a bad breakup, Eleanor takes a teaching job in a remote Australian community where the children are beset by unstable hypersensitivities and the locals believe that illness is caused by demons
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10722679
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrett, Shirley
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australian fiction
  • Breast
  • Cancer
  • Women
  • Teachers
Target audience
adult
Label
The bus on Thursday, Shirley Barrett
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781760632250
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The bus on Thursday, Shirley Barrett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781760632250
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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