The Mine

Two Journeys to Happiness

by Mazi Mcburnie

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 24/10/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781504304641

About the Book

In 1954, Marion Willis and Evan Devlin were best friends in Goldtown. Only eleven years old, they both had dreams of escaping their small town and doing big things in some far away place. They often spoke of their dreams while hiding out in their favorite abandoned mine, despite warnings from their parents that the mine could collapse at any time.

One day, their parental warnings come true as the mine caves in. Marion escapes before Evan and runs home, only later learning that Evan never made it back to the Devlin house. Soon, Evan is declared dead—but he’s anything but dead. Evan, too, fled the mine but runs away to start his new life as a shearer and changes his name to William.

Years later, Marion has become a successful lawyer. She’s called back to Goldtown when Evan’s mother, Frances, is accused of murder. Both Evan and Marion took different paths, but their lives coalesce in the town of their births as Marion defends Frances in court, and Evan comes to terms with a past he thought he escaped.

About the Author

Mazi Mcburnie is an Australian author with a busy schedule as a volunteer. She trained as a librarian and earned a scholarship to study social science. In 2000, Mazi carried the Olympic torch in the Sydney Olympics. She loves gardening and trying new recipes. Mazi has two daughters, Lara and Emily and lives with her husband and a Bichon Frise dog plus two Birman cats in Bacchus Marsh. This is her fourth book.