Author(s): Molly Murn
When Pearl's grandmother Nell dies unexpectedly, Pearl and her family - mother Diana, sister Lucy - return to Kangaroo Island to mourn and farewell her. Each of them knew Nell intimately but differently, and each woman must reckon with Nell's passing in her own way. But Nell had secrets, too. As Pearl, Diana and Lucy interrogate their feelings about the island, Pearl starts to pull together the scraps Nell left behind and unearths a connection to the island's early history, of the early European sealers and their first contact with the Ngarrindjeri people.Pearl's deepening connection to their history, the island's history, grounds her, and will ultimately bring the women back to each other.
Indie Book Awards Debut Fiction Shortlist 2020
Mud Literary Prize Shortlist 2019
Molly Murn is a South Australian author and poet. She holds a Bachelor of Dance, a Masters of Creative Arts, and is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Flinders University. Molly also works as manager of Matilda Bookshop in the Adelaide Hills. Heart of the Grass Tree, is her first novel. Molly's poetry has been published in various anthologies including Overland, Transnational Literature and Friendly Street. She lives in the Adelaide Hills and loves to tango, read, walk, listen to records, and spend time in wild places.https-//mollymurn.com