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The Thorn Birds: A Novel

by Colleen McCullough

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | May 3, 2010 | Trade Paperback

The Thorn Birds: A Novel is rated 5 out of 5 by 6.

One of the most beloved novels of all time, Colleen McCullough''s magnificent saga of dreams, struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian outback has enthralled readers the world over. The Thorn Birds is a chronicle of three generations of Clearys-an indomitable clan of ranchers carving lives from a beautiful, hard land while contending with the bitterness, frailty, and secrets that penetrate their family. It is a poignant love story, a powerful epic of struggle and sacrifice, a celebration of individuality and spirit. Most of all, it is the story of the Clearys'' only daughter, Meggie, and the haunted priest, Father Ralph de Bricassart-and the intense joining of two hearts and souls over a lifetime, a relationship that dangerously oversteps sacred boundaries of ethics and dogma.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 688 pages, 8.25 × 5.63 × 1.8 in

Published: May 3, 2010

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061990477

ISBN - 13: 9780061990472

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Epic Story Despite the fact that this book is huge, you never want it to end. This is such an epic story of family, love and struggle. It's a page turner that will cause you to lose significant sleep. The Thorn Birds is McCullough's best work.
Date published: 2012-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! One of my favorite books of all time... McCullough graphic depiction of events had me there in the moment! This book was pure escapism for me and I was drunk on the fantasy of it! One of the few books in my life that I "saved" pages to read towards the end (no more than 1 page per night) ~ because I DIDN'T want it to end! Loved this book....
Date published: 2009-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite story about forbidden love This is one of my favourite love stories because there are so many deep elements to this book that make it worthwhile. McCullough’s depiction of love, deceit, perseverance, and irony drew me in from beginning to end. There was an amazing list of characters in this novel and McCullough thoroughly tapped into the essence of each one without bogging the story down. She enshrouded a complexity around each character so as to truly give them their own life and make each one interesting and unique. Then there’s the love between Maggie and Ralph that was so bitter sweet it gripped me immediately. It was heart wrenching to watch them struggle through their forbidden love. The plot moved at a steady pace with several shocking, but suitable events laced throughout the story. By the end, I was amazed by the conclusion McCullough brought us too and how she took us there. With everything that happened and all the emotions the story aroused in me, I was thinking about if for days afterwards.
Date published: 2008-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book will shape you This fantastic saga is one of those reads that stays with you. Far from those novels that you put down and walk away from, The Thorn Birds leaves a lasting imprint on the reader. It makes you want to see the landscapes that so captivated the characters, and drew them home time and time again. This novel inspires thoughts about your own home, and leaves you wondering what's there that will draw you back, if anything at all. A book that refuses to be put down, The Thorn Birds is a must read.
Date published: 2008-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow This book is absolutely amazing. I could not put this book down for anything. I loved the passion, love, and heartbreak all the way through.
Date published: 2005-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Sweeping Saga This book is one of the best books that I have ever read! It sucks you in from the very first. When I rented it from the library I thought that it would be a good long read but I had it done in like week because I couldn't put it down! This book takes you through the tragic and sorrowful life of girl named Meggie Cleary. She has known sorrow and misortune all her life and it seems that the tragities just keep getting worst as the years go on. It is a great story of forbidden love and Colleen McCullough wrote it so well that you can't help but cry.
Date published: 2004-12-24

– More About This Product –

The Thorn Birds: A Novel

by Colleen McCullough

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 688 pages, 8.25 × 5.63 × 1.8 in

Published: May 3, 2010

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061990477

ISBN - 13: 9780061990472

About the Book

One of the most beloved novels of all time, Colleen McCullough's magnificent saga of dreams, struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian outback has enthralled readers the world over. "The Thorn Birds" is a chronicle of three generations of Clearys--an indomitable clan of ranchers carving lives from a beautiful, hard land while contending with the bitterness, frailty, and secrets that penetrate their family. It is a poignant love story, a powerful epic of struggle and sacrifice, a celebration of individuality and spirit. Most of all, it is the story of the Clearys' only daughter, Meggie, and the haunted priest, Father Ralph de Bricassart--and the intense joining of two hearts and souls over a lifetime, a relationship that dangerously oversteps sacred boundaries of ethics and dogma.

From the Publisher

One of the most beloved novels of all time, Colleen McCullough''s magnificent saga of dreams, struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian outback has enthralled readers the world over. The Thorn Birds is a chronicle of three generations of Clearys-an indomitable clan of ranchers carving lives from a beautiful, hard land while contending with the bitterness, frailty, and secrets that penetrate their family. It is a poignant love story, a powerful epic of struggle and sacrifice, a celebration of individuality and spirit. Most of all, it is the story of the Clearys'' only daughter, Meggie, and the haunted priest, Father Ralph de Bricassart-and the intense joining of two hearts and souls over a lifetime, a relationship that dangerously oversteps sacred boundaries of ethics and dogma.

About the Author

One of the most beloved novels of all time, Colleen McCullough's magnificent saga of dreams, struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian outback has enthralled readers the world over. The Thorn Birds is a chronicle of three generations of Clearys—an indomitable clan of ranchers carving lives from a beautiful, hard land while contending with the bitterness, frailty, and secrets that penetrate their family. It is a poignant love story, a powerful epic of struggle and sacrifice, a celebration of individuality and spirit. Most of all, it is the story of the Clearys' only daughter, Meggie, and the haunted priest, Father Ralph de Bricassart—and the intense joining of two hearts and souls over a lifetime, a relationship that dangerously oversteps sacred boundaries of ethics and dogma.

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