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The Resource The daughters of Mars : a novel, Thomas Keneally

The daughters of Mars : a novel, Thomas Keneally

Label
The daughters of Mars : a novel
Title
The daughters of Mars
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Keneally
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the acclaimed author of Schindler's List comes the epic, unforgettable story of two sisters whose lives are transformed by the cataclysm of the First World War. 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"-- Provided by publisher
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/creatorName
Keneally, Thomas
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.K46
LC item number
D38 2013
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Nurses
  • Soldiers
  • Family secrets
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The daughters of Mars : a novel, Thomas Keneally
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21035090
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition
Extent
ix, 517 pages
Isbn
9781476734613
Lccn
2013023971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781476734613
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn852399965
  • (OCoLC)852399965
Label
The daughters of Mars : a novel, Thomas Keneally
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21035090
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition
Extent
ix, 517 pages
Isbn
9781476734613
Lccn
2013023971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781476734613
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn852399965
  • (OCoLC)852399965

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