The Place on Dalhousie

The Place on Dalhousie

'You look the type to break your father?s heart.' 'Yeah, but he broke mine first.? When Rosie Gennaro first meets Jimmy Hailler, she has walked away from life in Sydney, leaving behind the place on Dalhousie that her father, Seb, painstakingly rebuilt for his family but never saw completed. Two years later, Rosie returns to the house and living there is Martha, whom Seb Genn 'You look the type to break your father?s heart.' 'Yeah, but he broke mine first.? When Rosie Gennaro f...

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Title:The Place on Dalhousie
Author:Melina Marchetta
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:The Place on Dalhousie
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

The Place on Dalhousie Reviews

  • karen
    Jan 03, 2019
    you people knew about this A YEAR AGO??? next time, drop me a line please! ...
  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
    Apr 27, 2019
    If you are familiar with award winning author Melina Marchetta you will delight in revisiting familiar characters from Saving Francesca and The Piper?s Son in The Place on Dalhousie. If you are not, you will be charmed by the characters you meet, and eager to devour Marchetta?s...
  • Veronica
    Nov 24, 2018
    The familiar, welcoming glow of a new Melina Marchetta novel. This one is a delight. ...
  • Arlene
    Apr 23, 2019
    Be still my heart... I loved this story so damn much!!! Not ready to let these characters go. It?s been over a day since I finished Dalhousie and I can?t let it go. This is what a book hangover feels like. I will give this a proper review when I get my thoughts straight. Lo...
  • Tatiana
    Apr 05, 2018
    Welcome back, Melina! Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil did nothing for me, but The Place on Dalhousie immediately got me to the emotional state I expect to be in reading a Marchetta book: So, a big THANK YOU! The Place on Dalhousie is a return to Marchetta's signature heart...
  • Flying Monkey
    May 16, 2019
    5 Stars!!! Melina Marchetta delivers a great novel in The Place on Dalhousie! I love her writing. It feels so gritty, down to earth, and realistic. Her characters are always easy to love and I found myself pulling for each of them at different times. I'm so glad Melina is back i...
  • Audrey
    Feb 08, 2018
    [edit april 27 2019] The easiest 5 stars. I remember in high school repeatedly borrowing Saving Francesca (the only Marchetta book at the school) from the library. I'd read about these misfits and chosen families and real families over and over again, and then the same thing with Th...
  • Ari
    Apr 03, 2018
    Reading this book feels like going back home. (And I haven't been to my parents? house since 2011, I think. I've seen them of course, they've visited, I just haven't been back to my hometown. I miss it. So I should know.) I am not sure new readers will appreciate this just as m...
  • Maggie
    Mar 29, 2018
    The journey that began in Year 11 at St. Sebastian's... That took us to East Timor and London with Anabel's brother... This was the final piece, the missing piece, Jimmy's piece. All I can say is, Thank you, Melina. ...
  • ALPHAreader
    Feb 26, 2019
    ?The Place on Dalhousie? is the new contemporary fiction novel from Australian author Melina Marchetta. It can be read as a sequel-of-sorts, to where many of the characters within first appeared; in 'Saving Francesca' as teenagers in 2003, and then again in 2010 with 'The Piper?s...
  • Emily May
    Apr 29, 2019
    ?Guilt is a burden, so forgive yourself for the mistakes.? Reading this book felt like coming home. It's been eight years for me - far longer for others - since I first encountered these characters in Saving Francesca, and I feel as if I have grown up alongside them. Melina ...
  • Jaz
    Apr 19, 2019
    My gang. 8 years. MY GANGGGGGG. Marchetta always knows how to make me tear up. Lotsa tears in lotsa chapters and even more laughs. This took me back to 2006 when I first met Frankie and her friends. And now they?ve all grown to so much more. The mems, nostalgia, reminiscing. Family, ...
  • G.
    Jul 16, 2019
    Jimmy, finally <3 Thank you, Ms Marchetta. ...
  • Sana
    Feb 08, 2018
    'Jimmy feels tenderness beyond anything. He's never used that word in his head to describe the longing for anyone in his life.' THIS WAS EVERYTHING AND MORE. This is it, this is the Jimmy book we've been waiting for and it is so worth the wait. Definitely more of a slow build-up thi...
  • Amy
    Apr 09, 2019
    Absolutely loved it! 5 Stars ????? These characters will always be special to me, and this book was the perfect continuation of the story from Saving Francesca and The Piper's Son. Thank you Melina for giving us Jimmy's story and for introducing us to new characters as wel...
  • c,
    Apr 13, 2019
    IM BAWLING Rep: lesbian side characters, Lebanese side character, side characters with anxiety ...
  • TS
    May 17, 2018
    WHATTTTTTTTT Queen Marchetta is coming up with another book??? how did I not know about this??? how many of my organs do I need to give away to get my hands on this right now willing to negotiate @ me Marchetta let's talk ...
  • anna (readingpeaches)
    Feb 10, 2018
    no one talks to me i cried thru the whole thing, which we all know is the only way to read a marchetta's novel. no one on earth does found family and real family the way marchetta does (there's a side lesbian couple and i love them) ...
  • Anum Shaharyar
    Mar 31, 2019
    FINALLY APRIL IS HERE. FINAAAAAAALLLLLY. ABSOLUTELY CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS. ...
  • Fatma
    Feb 09, 2018
    3.5 stars i loved seeing all the characters from Saving Francesca and The Piper's Son back together!!!!! ??? that aside though, i thought this was an enjoyable, but ultimately forgettable, book. i can't believe i'm about to say this about a melina marchetta book, but i ...
  • Jaclyn Crupi
    Feb 01, 2019
    I don?t know what I did to deserve a writer like Melina Marchetta in my lifetime. I work with books because of her (Looking for Alibrandi changed my life). What she does so well here is write people. Real, messy, contradictory, beautiful people and I laughed and cried my way through ...
  • Sass
    Jan 30, 2019
    Actual rating: 12/5 stars. YES I SAID TWELVE ...
  • mich
    Apr 02, 2019
    I loved it. My expectations were crazy high and this didn't disappoint me. So here's the thing though - I've read some of the reviews on here and honestly, I think some of them give away a little too much. If you loved Saving Francesca and The Piper's Son, you'll like this. You...
  • emma
    Jun 30, 2019
    God have I missed the crew and it's so good to have Jimmy back and happy after all this time ...
  • Vanessa
    Jun 16, 2019
    A light easy read that wasn?t too demanding. Growing up in and around inner Western Sydney as a child I was instantly familiar with the workings of being part of a tight knit community, there were always lots of surrogate Nonnas and Yiayias around to make up for the lack of real fami...
  • Bianca
    Jun 13, 2019
    The Place on Dalhousie is the first Marchetta novel I read. Apparently, it ties in with a couple of other novels written many years before, something I wasn't aware of prior to starting it. It's a stand-alone novel, so it shouldn't matter. This was enjoyable enough- it had family dr...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Jan 30, 2019
    hear me out : Jimmy Hailer has a good day ...
  • madandelion ~hiatus (✿^‿^)~
    Apr 23, 2019
    21/07/19 - No, damn you! I'm still not ready for you, and the emotion-overload that's going to come hand-in-hand. But I promise you're always at the back of my mind. ? _______________ OH MY GOD. I DO NOT REMEMBER JIMMY FROM ANY BOOK! *cries* I NEED TO READ SAVING FRANCESCA AND PIPE...
  • michelle (magical reads)
    Jun 10, 2019
    4.75 stars highkey crying and now I obviously need to reread francesca and piper to, you know, experience the full amount of pain possible ...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Apr 01, 2019
    This will be my first Melina Marchetta book so I don't know anything about Jimmy Hailler but it sounds like he's been through enough and deserves a break ...