It is 1957 and, after the death of her husband, pianist Ilona Talivaldis and her nine-year-old daughter Zidra travel to the remote coastal town of Jingera in New South Wales. Ilona, a concentration camp survivor from Latvia, is searching for peace and an opportunity to start anew. In her beautiful vine-covered cottage on the edge of the lagoon, she plans to set herself up as a piano teacher. The weeks pass, and slowly mother and daughter get to know the townsfolk - including kind-hearted butcher George Cadwallader who is forever gazing at the stars; his son Jim, a boy wise beyond his years; Peter Vincent, a former wartime pilot and POW; and Cherry Bates, the publican's wife who is about to make a horrifying discovery...For Jingera is not quite the utopia Ilona imagines it to be - and at risk is the one thing Ilona holds dear...
Praise for this book
"A story that lingers long in the imagination." - Debra Adelaide
Used availability for Alison Booth's Stillwater Creek
June 2011 : Canada Paperback
June 2011 : Australia Paperback
January 2010 : Australia Paperback
May 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition