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The Road from Coorain
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Recorded Books, Inc. 2009
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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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Street Date:
03/13/2009
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781449879600
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APA Citation (style guide)

Jill Ker Conway. (2009). The Road from Coorain. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jill Ker Conway. 2009. The Road From Coorain. Recorded Books, Inc.

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Jill Ker Conway, The Road From Coorain. Recorded Books, Inc, 2009.

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Jill Ker Conway. The Road From Coorain. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 2009.

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