In the Mood

In the Mood

Laura Bloom / Dec 10, 2019

In the Mood It s February and Robert Booker is just home from the war He and his wife Catherine are separated by three years but so much By Robert s letters had dwindled and one night Catherine fo

  • Title: In the Mood
  • Author: Laura Bloom
  • ISBN: 9780670073917
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s February, 1946, and Robert Booker is just home from the war He and his wife, Catherine, are separated by three years but so much .By 1944 Robert s letters had dwindled, and one night Catherine found herself so desperate with loneliness and fear that she got drunk on bootleg gin and went out to Kings Cross There she found company, and trouble, and a US Marine nIt s February, 1946, and Robert Booker is just home from the war He and his wife, Catherine, are separated by three years but so much .By 1944 Robert s letters had dwindled, and one night Catherine found herself so desperate with loneliness and fear that she got drunk on bootleg gin and went out to Kings Cross There she found company, and trouble, and a US Marine named Lewis with whom she spent the next week.Now, unbeknownst to Robert, Catherine has had a baby, and her determination to forget her baby, and forget Lewis, is matched by Robert s determination to forget the terrible things he has experienced on the battlefield in New Guinea Neither of them manage it.Catherine finds herself torn between two men, and longing for all that she has lost Robert struggles to reclaim the happy home life they once shared Can they rediscover the good times

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      • Laura Bloom

        It s the people traditionally left out of the frame who interest Laura the most, as well as what happens after what would be the climax in many stories A couple reuniting after the war, in IN THE MOOD a woman who has changed her name and started a new life, only to find her old life catching up with her, in THE CLEANSKIN what happens when you break up with the perfect person, in CHOOSING ZOE.Laura s novels have been shortlisted for the NSW Literary Awards, the ABC Fiction Prize and the Young Australian Readers Awards and published in France, the US and the UK.Laura grew up in Sydney and graduated with a BA, Communications from the University of Technology, Sydney She has worked in the areas of youth policy, social justice and health promotion, and has travelled widely, including living for spells in Germany, India, the UK, and as a toddler in New Guinea, which is where she began her love affair with the sub tropics.She now lives in a small town near Byron Bay on the East Coast of Australia with her chosen family, including her godson and her son who has autism For such a word based person it s been an extraordinary journey to learn to love and communicate beyond words.


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    1. After Hiroshima, as the Japanese surrendered in the Pacific, the colonial masters returned to reclaim their right. Even if more benign, the locals did not stand for it. Back home in Oz, the returning soldiers replaced their womenfolk in the workforce, requiring the latter to return to their previous subservience in society. It took another generation perhaps, but they did not stand for it either. The frustrations felt by their demotion back to set jobs till marriage followed, then by a life of s [...]


    2. “In the Mood” is an extraordinary novel about the second world war and its aftermath, about Australia during a period of great upheaval, and, most importantly, about a woman (Catherine) and a man (Robert) struggling to reawaken their intimacy after being separated by the war and by all that has happened that they cannot share.Like Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall,” “In the Mood” takes a well known historical period and, through the author’s great skill in bringing characters to life an [...]


    3. Laura Bloom’s new book: “In the Mood” is about war. The war that soldiers brought home together with their guilt for what they did and for their own survival. It is a war shattered in a million pieces that fill the air like a swarm of locusts getting into people’s nostrils and lungs and each and every one of their thoughts. It is a powerful spell that breaks only when the protagonists state what they want and go for it.In the Mood is a great novel; beautifully written and expertly situat [...]


    4. “In the Mood” is an extraordinary novel about the second world war and its aftermath, about Australia during a period of great upheaval, and, most importantly, about a woman (Catherine) and a man (Robert) struggling to reawaken their intimacy after being separated by the war and by all that has happened that they cannot share.Like Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall,” “In the Mood” takes a well known historical period and, through the author’s great skill in bringing characters to life an [...]


    5. Inspired by the legendary music of Glenn Miller and the big band jazz of the 1940s, In the Mood by Laura Bloom tackles love and life in post-war Sydney.The novel opens in 1946 with Robert Brooker returning home from the battlefields of New Guinea to a wife he hasn’t see for three years.His letters home to Catherine have trickled to nothing by 1944 and out of sheer despair, loneliness and the fear that her husband is never coming home, she finds herself drunk on illicit gin amongst US Marines o [...]


    6. Very honest and realistic account a couple trying to piece their lives back together after WWII in Sydney - post-traumatic stress, the secrets they kept from each other, and the hopelessness of trying to fit back into their old lives and roles again when so much has changed. Very beautifully written and absorbing.


    7. This was about the lives of a young married couple who were separated during WW II. Set in Sydney, it captured the mood of the period to some extent and was an enjoyable read.



    8. Set in the 1940's, Robert has been away for years in the war, at the end in New Guinea. Catherine, university educated, has taken over his job but finds it very hard to pay the bills. In her darkest hour, Catherine, convinced her husband Robert, is no longer alive, as she has not received a letter in months, dresses up and goes out. The result The war ends and Catherine finds out that BOTH the men she loves have survived. What is she to do?I received this book for free through First Reads.


    9. I really loved this book - while reading it, I had the same feeling as when I read one of my other favourite books, For Love Alone by Christina Stead. Both books feature strong and intriguing female characters, trying to carve out a life in 1930s/40s Sydney, which is so brilliantly brought to life, and so many of their struggles seem so contemporary.Stead said:''I'm a psychological writer, and my drama is the drama of the person". I felt this with In The Mood, with its real and compelling charac [...]



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