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The Burnt Country / Joy Rhoades
Bib ID 8058712
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, volume, online resource]
Author
Rhoades, Joy, author
 
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description [North Sydney] : Random House Australia, 2019 
Docklands, Victoria : Penguin Random House Australia, 2019 
1 online resource (384 pages) 
ISBN 9780143793731 (EPUB : :)
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text file : EPUB : 1.1MB 

Summary

The stunning new novel from the author of The Woolgrower's Companion, whom the Australian Women's Weekly described as 'a wonderful new voice in literary rural fiction'. A scandalous secret. A deadly fire. An agonizing choice. Australia 1948. As a young woman running Amiens, a sizeable sheep station in New South Wales, Kate Dowd knows she's expected to fail. And her grazier neighbour is doing his best to ensure she does, attacking her method of burning off to repel a bushfire. But fire risk is just one of her problems. Kate cannot lose Amiens, or give in to her estranged husband Jack's demands to sell. Because the farm is her livelihood and the only protection she can offer her half-sister Pearl, as the Aborigines Welfare Board threatens to take her away. Ostracised by the local community for even acknowledging Pearl, Kate cannot risk another scandal. Which means turning her back on her wartime lover, Luca Canali . . . Then Jack drops a bombshell. He wants a divorce. He'll protect what's left of Kate's reputation, and keep Luca out of it - but for an extortionate price. Soon Kate is putting out fires on all fronts to save her farm, keep her family together and protect the man she loves. Then a catastrophic real fire threatens everything . . . 'I fell in love with The Burnt Country. Compelling and evocative, full of strong characters. I didn't want it to end.' Kayte Nunn, author of The Botanist's Daughter 'This sweeping epic set in rural NSW is about love, family and testing our mettle - and it's compulsively readable. Just the thing for those lazy summer days' Marie Claire on The Woolgrower's Companion 'Joy Rhoades' Kate Dowd is Elizabeth-Bennet-meets-The-Drover's-Wife . . . an accomplished debut' The Saturday Age.

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Subjects Family farms -- New South Wales -- Fiction.  |  Nineteen forties -- Fiction.  |  Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.  |  Farm life -- New South Wales -- Fiction.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Fiction.  |  Families -- New South Wales -- Fiction.  |  Australian fiction -- 21st century.  |  eBooks.  |  Downloadable books.  |  Fiction - Historical.  |  Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)  |  Historical fiction.  |  Australian
Form/genre Electronic books  |  Historical fiction
Other authors/contributors Random House Australia

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