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  • Published: 28 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9780143206521
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $24.99
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The Stone Angel




'A truly absorbing book filled with secrets and conflicts.' Woman's Day



One summer changed Stella Boyd forever. It was 1975. And his name was Zeph.

Fifteen years later, Stella's life is full of excitement and danger as she travels the world writing magazine articles about women. But then one day she receives an urgent message that changes everything. Her father is missing at sea.

Stella heads home to Halfmoon Bay, the Tasmanian fishing village where she grew up. She desperately doesn't want to face the painful memories that await her. But as she takes part in the search for her father, the life of her old home draws in around her. She finds herself taken back to that extraordinary summer when she met a young man who was sailing the world alone. A time of devastating tragedy, but also of first love . . .

Like the sea itself, the past rises up, refusing to be ignored. There are dark secrets to be unearthed, lost dreams recovered. Only then can hearts be healed, and an unexpected reward be claimed.

'A truly absorbing book filled with secrets and conflicts.' Woman's Day

  • Pub date: 28 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9780143206521
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Katherine Scholes

Katherine Scholes is the author of international bestsellers including The Rain Queen, Make Me An Idol, The Stone Angel, The Hunter’s Wife, The Lioness, The Perfect Wife and Congo Dawn. She is particularly popular in Europe, where she has sold over two million books.

Her novel The Blue Chameleon won a New South Wales State Literary Award and The Stone Angel was longlisted in the International Dublin Literary Awards. Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages, and includes children’s titles as well as novels for adults. She has also worked as a documentary filmmaker.

Katherine was born in Tanzania, the daughter of a doctor and an artist. Parts of her childhood were spent camping in remote areas where her father operated a clinic from his Land Rover and her mother painted. When she was ten, the family left Africa, going briefly to England, then migrating to Australia. She now lives in Tasmania but makes regular trips back to her homeland, where many of her novels are set.

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Awards & Recognition

  • International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

    Longlisted • 2008 • General


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