Carol Middleton reviews 'The Lace Tablecloth' by Anastasia Gessa-Liveriadis

The Lace Tablecloth 

by Anastasia Gessa-Liveriadis

Sid Harta, $24.95 pb, 358 pp, 1921829389

The Lace Tablecloth is the second novel by Anastasia Gessa-Liveriadis, who was born in Macedonia in 1935. It is the story of Tasia, who ostensibly serves as the author’s alter ego, living through World War II and the civil war in Macedonia, before emigrating to Australia as a young woman.

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Carol Middleton

Carol Middleton

Carol Middleton is a journalist, arts critic and author, based in Melbourne. Her short story awards include second place in The Age competition 2010. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in the anthologies Melbourne Subjective, Ink3 and Vine Leaves Literary Journal. She is working on a memoir in essays. Her work can be seen at http://carolmiddleton.com.au