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Matilda's Last Waltz

(1999)
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Faced with the tragic deaths of both her husband and baby, Jenny is at her wit's end, with nowhere to turn. She soon learns that her husband has left for her, of all things, a sheep-station known as Churinga, in the Australian Outback. Although she thinks his final gift toher a strange one, Jenny thinks she might find solace in a trip out to Churinga. After all, what better way to feel close to her husband now than to visit a place he loved?But, like the grief she has tried to leave behind, the Outback she encounters is barren and the weather, hostile; however, Jenny is not one to turn around. Once there she hears of Churinga's last keeper,Matilda, whose identity becomes less and less clear to Jenny: the neighbors hold a grudging respect for Matilda's way with the land but are reluctant to speak of her to Jenny. And as Jenny spends more and more time on the farm, her predecessor's lingering presence looms ever larger. Then she discovers some old diaries and is bewitched by a tale more shocking than her wildest dreams could foretell.And the deeper she delves into Matilda's past, the more Jenny wonders whether inheriting Churinga has been a blessing or a curse.

Genre: Sagas

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June 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Matilda's Last Waltz (Ulverscroft General Fiction)
Author(s): Tamara McKinley
ISBN: 0-7505-1633-X / 978-0-7505-1633-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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July 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Matilda's Last Waltz
Author(s): Tamara McKinley
ISBN: 0-312-26202-7 / 978-0-312-26202-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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November 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Matilda's Last Waltz
Author(s): Tamara McKinley
ISBN: 0-7499-0511-5 / 978-0-7499-0511-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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Paperback Editions

April 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Matilda's Last Waltz
Author(s): Tamara McKinley
ISBN: 0-7499-3184-1 / 978-0-7499-3184-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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June 2001 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Matilda's Last Waltz: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Tamara McKinley
ISBN: 1-85903-417-9 / 978-1-85903-417-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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June 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Matilda's Last Waltz
Author(s): Tamara McKinley
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
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Title: Matilda's Last Waltz
Author(s): Tamara McKinley
Publisher: Quercus
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