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Main Title: Chai time at Cinnamon Gardens : a novel / Shankari Chandran. Book Cover
Author: Chandran, Shankari,author.
Imprint: Ultimo, NSW : Ultimo Press, 2022.
Collation: 24 cm. 362 pages : illustration ;
Subject: Australian fiction
Miles Franklin Award nominations
Sydney (NSW)
Retirement communities and nursing homes
Sri Lankans.
Tamil people
ISBN: 9781761151408 (paperback)
Welcome to Cinnamon Gardens, a home for those who are lost and the stories they treasure. Cinnamon Gardens Nursing Home is nestled in the quiet suburb of Westgrove, Sydney - populated with residents with colourful histories, each with their own secrets, triumphs and failings. This is their safe place, an oasis of familiar delights - a beautiful garden, a busy kitchen and a bountiful recreation schedule. But this ordinary neighbourhood is not without its prejudices. The serenity of Cinnamon Gardens is threatened by malignant forces more interested in what makes this refuge different rather than embracing the calm companionship that makes this place home to so many. As those who challenge the residents' existence make their stand against the nursing home with devastating consequences, our characters are forced to reckon with a country divided. Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens is about family and memory, community and race, but is ultimately a love letter to story-telling and how our stories shape who we are.

Miles Franklin Longlist 2023
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Periodicals Main Library 823.4 CHA.SHA Available