It is the spring of 1961, and the sleepy little town of Jingera is at its most perfect with its clear blue skies, pounding surf and breath-taking lagoon. Yet all is not so perfect behind closed doors.
George Cadwallader – butcher by day and star-gazer by night – is loved by everyone, except his wife. He only wants the best for his family – yet it’s all falling apart. Philip Chapman is a sensitive young boy, a musical prodigy – and a target for bullies. But with his wealthy parents indifferent to his cries for help, his entire future is at risk…
Then there’s Ilona Vincent and her daughter Zidra, former refugees, now fully-fledged ‘Jingeroids’. When a voice from the past reaches out to them, they’re soon in a race against time to reunite a family that has been cruelly torn apart.Once again weaving together the enchanting stories of Jingera and its townsfolk, Alison Booth offers up a heart-warming sequel to the critically acclaimed Stillwater Creek.
Reviews for The Indigo Sky
‘A charming, big-hearted tale, told with skill and grace.’ MADISON
‘Alison Booth doesn’t suffer from second-book syndrome with The Indigo Sky, the sequel to her popular debut novel Stillwater Creek. This charming follow-up… captures the heart and soul of a time ... you can practically smell the eucalyptus, and picture that titular indigo sky.’ AUSTRALIAN BOOKSELLER & PUBLISHER
‘The Indigo Sky is a wonderful Australian story… [that] explores the ordinary, but nonetheless extraordinary, lives of the town's residents.’ NEWCASTLE HERALD
‘The Indigo Sky revisits the fictional world [Booth] created in her debut novel Stillwater Creek.. Booth weaves the gritty issues of the removal of Aboriginal children and bullying into her second book, but manages to maintain a light and hopeful tone’ THE HERALD-SUN
‘Alison Booth's distinctive characters live in Jingera, a small fictional town on the coast of NSW…Booth puts steel into the charm by addressing the harsher realities of the times.’ THE AGE
‘A beautifully written tale. The language weaves its own special magic... [a] delightful, and very Australian, series.’ AUSTRALIAN WOMEN ONLINE
‘A warm, entertaining and thought-provoking novel’ WOMAN'S DAY