“Above all Lane invites the reader into her own journey. It takes her from a country life lived in the shadow of St Brigid’s to the city where she seeks to find her place in a broader world, working in social organisations in Australia and overseas. When she committed herself to save St Brigid’s she found herself building personal and community identity out of apparently inadequate materials. At the book’s end she is able to own in her own way the values of family and community she had earlier found constricting…

She gives herself so generously in her writing that her book becomes a love story, touching all the moments of self-doubt, of ecstasy, of despair, of friendship, of the transfiguration of faces and places, and of exacting ordinariness that are the grammar of love.”

12 March 2014

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Chords of community in a country church protest song