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Murray Bail
Birth date: September 22, 1941
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the reader in a quiet corner
the reader in a quiet corner rated it 12 years ago
There go those blurbs again, tricking me into thinking that I could actually enjoy the book."Best courtship story", it said. "New York Times Notable Book of the Year", it said.Holland acquires a land, and then eventually becomes obsessed with planting eucalyptus trees in it. His daughter, Ellen, gro...
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Unabridged Chick rated it 19 years ago
I have to confess that I only discovered this book after reading an article on Nicole Kidman's future movie roles; apparently there is much drama in Australia over the making of the movie inspired by this book. The summary intrigued me, and I am pleased to announce that the book is delicious. Set af...
Vera rated it 19 years ago
Sometimes Murray kinda drifts off and I was left wondering what exactly just happened. The movie might be keen, if it ever gets made.
makinghismark rated it 22 years ago
A novel of courtship in the Australian outback. I'm always leery of books that include a reading group guide. The publisher is obviously targeting book clubs, which are all the rage these days. But I had remembered this book getting very good reviews, and Murray Bail being a generally respected writ...
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