The Road from Coorain

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.45 hours)
Product Number: Z0161
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449879600
Narrator/s: Barbara Caruso
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In the 1930s, Jill Ker's parents bought a sheep farm on the western plains of New South Wales. In 1944, they lost nearly everything when a drought hit. Forced to leave Coorain, 11-year-old Jill and her mother settled in Sydney where Jill struggled to find a place for herself among Sydney's elite. Her story, both a chronicle of life in the Australian outback and the odyssey of a brilliant woman fighting the constraints of her time, offers a loving view of Australia. Includes a taped afterword by the author.


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The Road from Coorain
Product Number: BX00008131
Product Number:Z0161
Product Number:C5199

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Jill Ker Conway
Narrator(s): Barbara Caruso
Product Number C5199
Released: Nov 18, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440759086
Author(s): Jill Ker Conway
Product Number EB00171760
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307797308

Professional reviews

"Set against the conspicuous and awesome backdrop of Australia, this is a forthright and thought-provoking self-analysis of the author's maturation as a woman, an international scholar and an Australian. Barbara Caruso demonstrates a superb grasp of the writer's spirit and intent. She excels in conveying the powerful emotion and drama of this remarkable story without lapsing into sentimentalism. She also sustains the listener's interest throughout the many expositions on historical and literary theory which are so relevant to the author's life. The powerful reading complements the strength of the book. B.M.W. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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