The Year It All Ended

Kirsty Murray
NZD $21.99

From one of our most gifted storytellers, a novel about the impact of war on those left behind, set in Australia and Europe in 1918-19.

On Tiney Flynn's seventeenth birthday, every church bell tolled as if heralding a new year, a new era. Tiney stood in the garden, purple jacaranda petals fluttering down around her. One by one, her sisters came outside to join her; first Nette, then Minna and lastly Thea. It was 11 November 1918. Armistice Day.

For Tiney and her sisters, everything is about to change, but not in the way they might have imagined. Building peace is complicated; so is growing up. From tragedy to undreamt-of joy, from weddings to seances, from masked balls to riots in the streets, Tiney's world will be transformed.

At the end of the war and the dawn of the Jazz Age, Tiney Flynn must face her greatest fears and begin a journey that will change her destiny.

'I loved this book for its emotional intensity, for the strong, believable characters and for its accurate portrayal of a period in history so often forgotten.' Maureen McCarthy

Author bio:

Kirsty Murray is the author of eleven novels for children and young adults, such as Market Blues, Walking Home with Marie-Claire, the 'Children of the Wind' quartet of historical fiction, Vulture's Gate, India Dark, and The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie. Her books have won numerous awards, including the WA Premier's Award and the NSW Premier's History Award. She has been a Creative Fellow of the State Library of Victoria and an Asialink Literature Resident in South India. She lives in Melbourne in a house full of books and spooky puppets.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781743319413
Awards: Commended CBCA Awards, Older Readers 2015 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: August 2014
Page Extent: 256
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 15 - 17
Subject: Young adult fiction