The Resource The daughters of Mars : a novel [Book Club kit], Thomas Keneally

The daughters of Mars : a novel [Book Club kit], Thomas Keneally

Label
The daughters of Mars : a novel [Book Club kit]
Title
The daughters of Mars
Title remainder
a novel [Book Club kit]
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Keneally
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Naomi and Sally Durance are daughters of a dairy farmer from the Macleay Valley. Bound together in complicity by what they consider a crime, when the Great War begins in 1914 they hope to submerge their guilt by leaving for Europe to nurse the tides of young wounded. They head for the Dardanelles on the hospital ship Archimedes. Their education in medicine, valour and human degradation continues on the Greek island of Lemnos, then on the Western Front. Here, new outrages - gas, shell-shock - present themselves. Naomi encounters the wonderful, eccentric Lady Tarlton, who is founding a voluntary hospital near Boulogne; Sally serves in a casualty clearing station close to the front. They meet the men with whom they would wish to spend the rest of their lives. Inspired by the journals of Australian nurses who gave their all to the Great War effort and the men they nursed, The Daughters of Mars is vast in scope yet extraordinarily intimate. A stunning tour de force to join the best First World War literature, and one that casts a penetrating light on the lives of obscure but strong women caught in the great mill of history
Summary
Joining the war effort as nurses in 1915, two spirited Australian sisters, carrying a guilty secret, become the friends they never were at home and find themselves courageous in the face of extreme danger as they serve alongside remarkable women during the first World War
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Colin Roderick Award (Australia), 2012.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10150631
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keneally, Thomas
Dewey number
A823.4
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australian fiction
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Sisters
  • Nurses
  • Family secrets
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The daughters of Mars : a novel [Book Club kit], Thomas Keneally
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Australia : Vintage Australia, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 517 pages
Governing access note
Kits available to Book Club administrators. Please contact your local Branch Library if you are interested in registering
Isbn
9781476734620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Publisher number
  • 9781476734620BK
  • 1476734623BK
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The daughters of Mars : a novel [Book Club kit], Thomas Keneally
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Australia : Vintage Australia, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 517 pages
Governing access note
Kits available to Book Club administrators. Please contact your local Branch Library if you are interested in registering
Isbn
9781476734620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Publisher number
  • 9781476734620BK
  • 1476734623BK
Specific material designation
regular print

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