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Pearl in a Cage

(2009)
(The first book in the Woody Creek series)
A novel by

 
On a balmy midsummer's evening in 1923, a young woman - foreign, dishevelled, and heavily pregnant - is found unconscious just off the railway tracks in the tiny logging community of Woody Creek. The town midwife, Gertrude Foote, is roused from her bed when the woman is brought to her door. Try as she might, Gertrude is unable to save her, but the baby lives.

When no relatives come forth to claim the infant, Gertrude's daughter, Amber - who has recently lost a son in childbirth - and her husband, Norman, take the child in. In the ensuing weeks, Norman becomes convinced that God has sent the baby to their door, and in an act of reckless compassion and lonely desperation, he names the baby Jennifer and registers her in place of his son.

Loved by some but scorned by more, including her stepmother and sister, Jenny survives her childhood and grows into an exquisite and talented young woman. But who were her parents? And why does she so strongly resemble an old photograph of Gertrude's philandering husband?

Spanning two momentous decades and capturing rural Australia's complex and mysterious heart, Pearl in a Cage is the new novel by one of our most talented storytellers.

Genre: Romance    Get it on Google Play

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Audio Editions

September 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Pearl in a Cage (Woody Creek)
Author(s): Joy Dettman
ISBN: 1-4890-2680-0 / 978-1-4890-2680-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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August 2012 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Pearl in a Cage
Author(s): Joy Dettman
ISBN: 1-74313-831-8 / 978-1-74313-831-1 (Australia edition)
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August 2012 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Pearl in a Cage (Woody Creek)
Author(s): Joy Dettman
ISBN: 1-74318-037-3 / 978-1-74318-037-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Pearl in a Cage (Woody Creek)
Author(s): Joy Dettman
ISBN: 1-74313-843-1 / 978-1-74313-843-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Pearl in a Cage (Woody Creek)
Author(s): Joy Dettman
ISBN: 1-74318-049-7 / 978-1-74318-049-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2010 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Pearl in a Cage
Author(s): Joy Dettman
ISBN: 1-74214-497-7 / 978-1-74214-497-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2010 : Australia Audio CD

Title: Pearl in a Cage
Author(s): Joy Dettman
ISBN: 1-74233-346-X / 978-1-74233-346-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


January 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pearl in a Cage
Author(s): Joy Dettman
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


January 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pearl in a Cage
Author(s): Joy Dettman
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pearl in a Cage
Author(s): Joy Dettman
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pearl in a Cage: A Woody Creek Novel 1
Author(s): Joy Dettman
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
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