"The Road from Coorain" is a memoir that chronicles the author's journey from her childhood on a remote sheep station in Australia, through her adolescence in war-ravaged Sydney, and finally, to her departure for America. The narrative explores themes of self-discovery, gender roles, and the power of education while providing a vivid portrayal of life in the Australian outback. The memoir also delves into the author's complex relationship with her mother and the impact of her father's death on their family.
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This book is on the following lists:
- 77th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
- 500 Great Books by Women (Book)