The Grass Sister

The Grass Sister

by Gillian Mears
published 1995 Ligature untapped genre Literary Fiction

Trying to understand what might have happened to her sister, Ann-Clare, Avis reads through her letters. It’s been more than ten years since she disappeared in mysterious circumstances in Africa, their parents’ homeland. The story slowly reveals Ann-Clare’s history, including her tragedies, as her sister uncovers and revisits them one by one.

The Grass Sister is an evocative, moving, timeless novel about death, dying, sibling relationships—and moving forward while making sense of the past.

‘A remarkable performance which some readers will cling to like a salvation.’ Peter Craven

Award-winning novelist, essayist and children’s writer, Gillian Mears’s work includes The Mint Lawn (1991), winner of The Australian/Vogel Literary National Literary Award in 1990, and the multi-award-winning Foal’s Bread (2011). The Grass Sister was first published in 1995.