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The Resource The secret river, Kate Grenville

The secret river, Kate Grenville

Label
The secret river
Title
The secret river
Statement of responsibility
Kate Grenville
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A story of Grenville's ancestors, who wrested a new life from the alien terrain of Australia and its native people. William Thornhill, a Thames bargeman, is deported to the New South Wales colony in what would become Australia in 1806. In this new world of convicts and charlatans, Thornhill tries to pull his family into a position of power and comfort. When he rounds a bend in the Hawkesbury River and sees a gentle slope of land, he becomes determined to make the place his own. But, as uninhabited as the island appears, Australia is full of native people, and they do not take kindly to Thornhill's theft of their home. The Secret River is the tale of Thornhill's deep love for his small corner of the new world, and his slow realization that if he wants to settle there, he must ally himself with the most despicable of the white settlers, and to keep his family safe, he must permit terrifying cruelty to come to innocent people
Summary
Moving between the slums of nineteenth-century London and the convict colonies of Australia, a compelling historical novel chronicles the lives and fortunes of the early pioneers of New South Wales, in a volume based on the author's own family history
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2007.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year, 2006.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2006.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book, 2006.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South East Asia and South Pacific: Best Book, 2006.
  • Nielsen BookData Australian Booksellers’ Choice Award, 2006.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2006.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2006.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
143426
Cataloging source
IUK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grenville, Kate
Dewey number
A823.4
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Penal colonies
  • Land tenure
  • New South Wales
  • Land tenure
  • Penal colonies
  • New South Wales
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret river, Kate Grenville
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn137335594
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st American pbk. ed.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781841959146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)137335594
Label
The secret river, Kate Grenville
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn137335594
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st American pbk. ed.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781841959146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)137335594

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