The Thorn BirdsBook - 1977
--New York Times
One of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough's sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall a new generation.
The Thorn Birds is a chronicle of three generations of Clearys--an indomitable clan of ranchers carving lives from a beautiful, hard land while contending with the bitterness, frailty, and secrets that penetrate their family. It is a poignant love story, a powerful epic of struggle and sacrifice, a celebration of individuality and spirit. Most of all, it is the story of the Clearys' only daughter, Meggie, and the haunted priest, Father Ralph de Bricassart--and the intense joining of two hearts and souls over a lifetime, a relationship that dangerously oversteps sacred boundaries of ethics and dogma.
"A heart-rending epic...truly marvelous."
From Library Staff
This bestselling classic family saga is set on a fictional sheep station in the Australian Outback, and follows the lives of three generations of the Cleary family, from 1915 to 1969. Filled with secrets and lies, love and loathing, fans of family sagas must add this to their reading list.
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