The Resource The daughters of Mars, by Thomas Keneally

The daughters of Mars, by Thomas Keneally

Label
The daughters of Mars
Title
The daughters of Mars
Statement of responsibility
by Thomas Keneally
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1915, Naomi and Sally Durance, two spirited Australian sisters, join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their fathers farm and carrying a guilty secret with them. Though they are used to tending the sick, nothing could have prepared them for what they confront, first on a hospital ship near Gallipoli, then on the Western Front. Yet amid the carnage, the sisters become the friends they never were at home and find themselves courageous in the face of extreme danger and also the hostility from some on their own side. There is great bravery, humor, and compassion, too, and the inspiring example of the remarkable women they serve alongside. In France, where Naomi nurses in a hospital set up by the eccentric Lady Tarlton while Sally works in a casualty clearing station, each meets an exceptional man: the kind of men for whom they might give up some of their newfound independence if only they all survive. At once vast in scope and extraordinarily intimate, The Daughters of Mars brings World War I vividly to life from an uncommon perspective. Thomas Keneally has written a remarkable novel about suffering and transcendence, despair and triumph, and the simple acts of decency that make us human even in a world gone mad
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keneally, Thomas
Dewey number
  • 823.3
  • 823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australian fiction
  • Sisters
  • Nurses
  • Family secrets
  • Large print books
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The daughters of Mars, by Thomas Keneally
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
801 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410464941
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013037240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781410464941
  • (OCoLC)858159623
Label
The daughters of Mars, by Thomas Keneally
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
801 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410464941
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013037240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781410464941
  • (OCoLC)858159623

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