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Main Title: Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray / Anita Heiss. Book Cover
Author: Heiss, Anita, 1968-, author.
Imprint: Simon & Schuster, 2021.
Collation: 393 pages ; paperback ; 24 cm.
Subject: Indie Book Awards nominations
First Nations Australians
First Nations Australians
Stella Prize Nominations
ABIA nominations
Murrumbidgee River Valley
ISBN: 9781760850449 :
"Gundagai, 1852. The powerful Murrumbidgee River surges through town leaving death and destruction in its wake. It is a stark reminder that while the river can give life, it can just as easily take it away.Wagadhaany is one of the lucky ones. She survives. But is her life now better than the fate she escaped? Forced to move away from her miyagan, she walks through each day with no trace of dance in her step, her broken heart forever calling her back home to Gundagai.When she meets Wiradyuri stockman Yindyamarra, Wagadhaany's heart slowly begins to heal. But still, she dreams of a better life, away from the degradation of being owned. She longs to set out along the river of her ancestors, in search of lost family and country. Can she find the courage to defy the White man's law? And if she does, will it bring hope ... or heartache?Set on timeless Wiradyuri country, where the life-giving waters of the rivers can make or break dreams, and based on devastating true events, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams) is an epic story of love, loss and belonging." -- Inside front cover.

ARA Historical Novel Prize longlist 2021
ARA Historical Novel Prize shortlist 2021
Indie Book Awards Longlist 2022

Stella Prize longlist 2022
ABIA Longlist 2022
ABIA shortlist 2022
Added Title: river of dreams
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Fiction Main Library 823.4 HEI.ANI Available