The Secret River
In 1806 London thief William Thornhill is transported to Australia. Once there he earns his freedom and settles on what looks like empty land. But the land belongs to the Darug people, and they're prepared to defend it. He can't go back, but how can he go forward? The choice Thornhill makes will haunt him for the rest of his life. Inspired by the author's family history, this book is a classic novel about out nation's past - back cover.
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THE SECRET RIVERUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A riveting narrative unfolds into a chilling allegory of the mechanics and the psychology of colonialism in the veteran Australian author's rich historical novel.In a follow-up to her Orange Prize ... Read full review
The Secret RiverUser Review - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing
I must confess I came to The Secret River by Kate Grenville rather reluctantly, even though I had loved many of Kate's earlier books, indeed felt I had grown up with her work in particular Lilian's ... Read full review