The Thorn Birds

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 704 pages
77 Reviews

“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”
—New York Times

“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”
—Chicago Tribune


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.

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User Review  - JCLHeatherM - LibraryThing

One of my favorite family sagas is the story of the Cleary family, centered on only girl Meggie and her relationship with the local head of the church Father Ralph. Spanning several decades, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - anacskie - LibraryThing

I remember reading this when I was a teenager. I borrowed it from a friend and stayed up the whole night to read it. This was banned from our Catholic school library. And I was not allowed to read it but manage to sneak it in. Yes, this book was controversial but I loved it. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Colleen McCullough is the author of The Thorn Birds, Tim, An Indecent Obsession, A Creed for the Third Millennium, The Ladies of Missalonghi, The First Man in Rome, The Grass Crown, Fortune's Favorites, Caesar's Women, Caesar, and other novels. She lives with her husband on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific.

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