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Nature Lessons

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A first-rate, beautifully-written novel about an emigre living in the States who goes back to her native South Africa to look for her missing mother--a fictional debut that will be a draw both to critics and to readers of fine, accessible fiction

Set against a backdrop of South Africa's troubled history, natural beauty, and complex contemporary society, Nature Lessons is a riveting story of a forty-year-old woman, Kate Jensen, struggling to come to terms with the legacy of growing up with a mentally ill mother--including an inability to form long-term, committed relationships--and the guilt she feels as a white person who grew up during the apartheid era.

Leavened with humor and full of wisdom gained from a childhood where nature's lessons were all too visible to ignore, Lynette Brasfield has written a heartbreaking but ultimately affirming novel about growing up in the shadow of mental illness.

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Hardback Editions

May 2003 : USA Hardback

Title: Nature Lessons
Author(s): Lynette Brasfield
ISBN: 0-312-31034-X / 978-0-312-31034-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

January 1900 : USA Paperback

Title: Nature Lessons: A Novel
Author(s): Lynette Brasfield
ISBN: 0-312-31036-6 / 978-0-312-31036-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Nature Lessons: A Novel
Author(s): Lynette Brasfield
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA