Beyond the Boabs and Bilums by Lynn Hoey-Shelton

Beyond the Boabs and Bilums

By Lynn Hoey-Shelton

  • Release Date: 2018-01-08
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
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How does a woman who hails from the edges of a little town in country Queensland end up living in Ballarat … the Kimberleys … the remote mountain valleys and lowlands of Papua New Guinea … and Central Australia?

Take a nurse, add in some romance; splash in some art and poetry; toss in appalling bread-making skills, small planes and an intrepid pilot, spice it up with some cross cultural adventures, a community development advisor with a penchant for driving off-road; throw in a dash of humour and voila!

But what happens when the tough times come? When you find your baby lifeless in the cot? When there’s a plane crash?
This collection of my memoirs is scaffolded by ‘letters’ to a very real friend with a very real story. It is anchored by a faith that seeks to live gently with life’s big questions. It paints a picture often fashioned with large colourful daubs; sometimes a whirling kaleidoscope and occasionally ventures into fine detail.