The Scent of Apples
By Jacquie Mcrae
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Libby has an idyllic life on an apple orchard and is close to her grandfather, a cider maker. When he dies in a freak accident, Libby is devastated. She finds it difficult to talk
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The Scent of Apples
Huia Publishers
26 August 2013
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1.71 MB
Children / Young Adults (12-16)


An exquisitely told first novel from this New Zealand author, The Scent of Apples is the story of Libby, who lives with her grandparents on their cider apple orchard. When tragedy strikes, her parents...
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Author Biography

Jacquie McRae was first published in Huia Short Stories 8 (2009) with her story 'Dream Weaver' and later went on to win a place on the Te Papa Tupu programme set up by the Maori Literature Trust in 2010. As part of the programme, she was mentored by established Maori playwright, novelist and poet Renee, who helped her develop her work. The Scent of Apples is Jaquie's debut novel. Of Tainui descent, Jacqui lives with her husband and children in the Far North of Aotearoa where she continues her creative writing.