This 1996 debut novel established one-time actress Morrissey (www.dimorrissey.com) as one of Australia's most popular female novelists. After a series of disasters, 22-year-old protagonist Queenie Hanlon feels her life is in ruins. The one constant has always been her ancestral home, Tingulla, and now she fears she's going to lose that along with everything else. Narrator Natalie Bate's 15 years of professional acting experience serve her well as she relates the novel's multiple calamities through narrative and dialog. This title will appeal to listeners of popular women's fiction, particularly those who appreciate exotic locales. [Audio clip available through www.bolinda.com.-Ed.]-Pam Kingsbury, Univ. of North Alabama, Florence Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.