The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway audiobook

The Road from Coorain

By Jill Ker Conway
Read by Barbara Caruso

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9.46 Hours 1
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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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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Biography

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A small masterpiece.”  John Kenneth Galbraith
“[A] sheer delight.”  Washington Post
“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.”  AudioFile
“A wonderfully vivid, thoughtful picture of the Australian national character and experience—and of an exceptional woman’s personal and intellectual growth.”  Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Jill Ker Conway

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 9.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English