Fog Garden by Marion Halligan (Shortlisted in the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards)
Clare is a woman of a certain age whose much-loved husband of thirty-odd years has just died. Clare finds herself building a 'cathedral of grief' - and reeling into the arms of an old friend. Life and writing loop and spiral around Clare and the central enormous fact of her husband's death.
Marion Halligan is an award-winning novelist, essayist and short story writer. Her novel, The Golden Dress, was shortlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Prize, and the Miles Franklin Award. She has also received The Age Book of the Year, ACT Book of the Year, Nita B. Kibble Award, Steele Rudd Award, Braille Book of the Year, 3M Talking Book of the Year, and the Geraldine Pascall prize for critical writing.
Fog Garden is one of the books shortlisted for Our Story. Voting is now open online at www.abc.net.au/yearofreading and in participating libraries and book shops. The closing date for votes is 6 January 2012.