Culture Street

Books

The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern

On December 8, 2015

By Sophia Whitfield

Cecelia Ahernís bestselling novels include PS I Love You and Where Rainbows End (Love, Rosie), both have been adapted into movies. In her latest novel Ahearn looks at the difficulty of caring for young children and an ageing parent.

Sabrina Boggs it at a crossroads in her life. With a husband and three children, life has a dogged monotony about it. She packs lunches for her children and then goes to work where she watches over the elderly as they swim in the pool at their nursing home. She thinks she is happy but her husband knows otherwise and has insisted on them going to marriage counseling.

To make matters worse Sabrinaís 57-year-old father has had a stroke which has led to memory loss. Paralysed down one side, he is being cared for in a home. In a desperate attempt to rekindle his memory Sabrina begins to look into his past discovering that he had a completely separate life that she and her mother knew nothing about.

Sabrina has one dayís grace. Her husband Aidan is taking the children off her hands and she is convinced she can find out enough in one day to help her father. In the morning boxes of marbles are mysteriously dropped off at the home. The collection is meticulously documented with dates and monetary value.

As Sabrina investigates her discovery she is reunited with the Boggs clan and the past her father attempted to alienate himself from. A life split in two hampers her fatherís recovery but Sabrina is determined. By helping her father she highlights the difficulties in her own life. With the full moon out anything can happen.

The Marble Collector is a thought provoking read about the consequences of secrets and lies.

This reflective book delves with warmth into the messy depths of family life. Definitely one to add to your list. You can buy the book here.

You Might Also Like

Books

Our top books for Mother's Day

With Mother's Day fast approaching the shops are full of related merchandise. Here we have selected for you our top books for Mother's Day.

On May 1, 2013

Books

George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards series to be adapted for TV

George RR Martin has revealed on his website that his sci-fi series Wild Cards has been picked up for TV by Universal Cable Productions.

On August 10, 2016

Books

Into the Wild with Cheryl Strayed

At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. After years of reckless...

On January 22, 2015
 

Books

Final Girls by Riley Sager

By Sophia Whitfield

On August 18, 2017

Books

Five of our favourite Christmas stories for children

This time of year is all about children. Here are five of our top books to share.

On December 9, 2016

Books

Cicada by Moira McKinnon

By Sophia Whitfield

On March 31, 2014
 
Copyright © 2012 - 2020 Culture Street
Contact: info@culturestreet.com.au