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The Road from Coorain - Jill Ker Conway
The Road from Coorain
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Paperback book, 1990.
Paperback book, 1990.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679724360 (0679724362)
ASIN: 679724362
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Road From Coorain
This is the memoir of a woman who grew up on an Australian sheep farm and would go on to become the first woman president of Smith College. I started this book expecting to read a story about the Australian outback and got that--and a lot more. Yes, the picture of growing up on a isolated sheep "sta...
CluckingBell rated it
2.0 Road From Coorain
I wasn't passionately underwhelmed, just largely disinterested. Few specifics to latch on to here; it felt like a chronological recitation rather than compelling storytelling. Memoir is not really my favorite, though, so I'm not the target audience.
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it
A fantastic and engaging memoir showing how Jill Ker Conway's early years on the sheep farm in Coorain, Australia helped shape her into the academic she later became here in the United States.This book starts off beautifully with in depth descriptions of the harsh Australian outback, a place I've ne...
Books by the Lake
Books by the Lake rated it
5.0 The Road from Coorain
Coorain was a large sheep-raising property in western Australia owned by Jill Ker Conway’s parents. The values attached to landowning in the 19th and early 20th century (and enforced in the Ker family) not only emphasized thrift and hard work, but they were rigidly class-conscious and completely col...
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