The Idea of Perfection

The Idea of Perfection

Book - 2003
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Harley Savage, a part-time museum curator and quilting expert with three failed marriages under her belt, falls in love with a gawky engineer when the two arrive in the eccentric country town of Karakarook at the same time.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2003, c1999
ISBN: 9780142002858
0142002852
9780670030804
0670030805
Branch Call Number: FICTION GRENVILLE 2003
Characteristics: 401 p. ; 20 cm

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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 05, 2015

A funny and thought-provoking look at a small Australian town, with two people who fall in love in an awkward, sweet way. Out of this unpromising conjunction of opposites something unexpected happens—something better than perfection.

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No_Stalkers4Me
Nov 22, 2014

Loved this read. You will recognize yourself and others in the characters. Poignant and amusing. Thumbs up.

31foster May 30, 2012

As the subject headings suggest, Kate Grenville's novel is about a bridge, an engineer and a heritage conservastionist. The bridge and its preservation is the source of controversy in the tiny New South Wales town of Karakarook. Douglas Cheeseman, a man who loves the precision of engineering and finely crafted building, is acutely aware of his own imperfections and of those in the bridge he is sent to replace. Harley Savage, maker of strangely imperfect quilts, finds the discards which are the true heritage artifacts of Karakarook. The connection, the bridge building, between the two is told in finely crafrted prose.
A delight to read.

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