The Thorn Birds: A Novel

May 11, 2010|
The Thorn Birds: A Novel by Colleen McCullough
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“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”
New York Times

One of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall a new generation.

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.

“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”
Chicago Tribune

Colleen McCullough is the author ofThe Thorn Birds, Tim, An Indecent Obsession, A Creed for the Third Millennium, The Ladies of Missalonghi, The First Man in Rome, The Grass Crown, Fortune''s Favorites, Caesar''s Women, Caesar, and other novels. She lives with her husband on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific.
Title:The Thorn Birds: A Novel
Product dimensions:688 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.72 in
Shipping dimensions:688 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.72 in
Published:May 11, 2010
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780061990472

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