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Spinifex baby / Karen Harrland
Bib ID 6488625
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Harrland, Karen, author
 
Description Sydney : Finch Publishing Pty Limited, 2014 
©2014 
264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of colour plates : colour illustrations, portraits, photographs ; 22 cm 
ISBN 9781925048155 (paperback)
Summary

When Karen and her partner Al set forth from the cold mountains of Tasmania to the 45-plus degree heat of central Australia to transform a cattle station into a conservation reserve, they were ready to embrace the beauty of the land and throw themselves into the task of protecting native plants and animals. They thought they had all the skills necessary to beat the heat, the dust and their isolation from society. However, when Karen became unexpectedly pregnant, their lives were turned upside down. Suddenly their biggest danger was not their exposure to the harsh elements but to the deepest fears that resided within themselves...

Awards Finch memoir prize winner 2014. 
Subjects Harrland, Karen.  |  Harrland, Karen -- Family.  |  Rural women -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Mothers -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Parenting -- Anecdotes.  |  Mother and child -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Country life -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Wilderness areas -- Simpson Desert.  |  Australia -- Biography.  |  Simpson Desert -- Biography.  |  Australian
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Spinifex baby : an engrossing story of one young couple's tumultuous year set in Australia's beautiful but unforgiving heartland.

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