Finding Grace by Alyssa Brugman
  

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When eighteen year old Rachel gets a job helping look after a woman with brain damage, she discovers a whole part of herself she’d never explored before. She finds tenderness, compassion and above all, love in this beautifully written and funny novel about growing up.

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Finding Grace by Alyssa Brugman

Rachel has just left school and she knows everything. Then she meets the mysterious Mr Preston, who gives her a live-in job looking after Grace - Grace with the grasping sisters, and the box full of unfinished business, Grace who never speaks. Who is Grace? How do the pieces of her world fit together? And what will it all mean for Rachel?

About the Author

Alyssa Brugman

Alyssa Brugman was born in Rathmines, Lake Macquarie, Australia in May 1974. She attended five public schools before completing a Marketing Degree at the University of Newcastle.

Her first book, Finding Grace, was published in 2001 and since then she has written a further 11 books.

Alyssa's books have been short listed for the NSW Premier's Literary Award (Ethel Turner Prize), the Queensland Premier's Literary Award, the CBCA Book of the Year (Older Readers - Honour Book), the Sanderson Young Adult Audio Book of the Year, and the Best Designed Young Adult Book APA Design Awards, the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, the Michael Printz Award, the Kids Own Australian Literature Award, The Young Australian Best Book Awards and the Children's Choice Book Awards, the Children's Peace Literature Award, selected for the 'Books Alive' Campaign, and listed as a Voices of Youth Advocates "Top Shelf Fiction" book, and the Adelaide Festival Literature Award.

Alyssa writes full time and lives in the Hunter Valley. She has recently completed postgraduate studies at the University of Canberra.

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Paperback (b Format)

Author

Alyssa Brugman
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Author's Website

www.alyssabrugman.com.au/

Publisher

Allen & Unwin

Publication date

1st June 2006

ISBN

9781741149326

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