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The Resource The daughters of Mars, Thomas Keneally, (text large print)

The daughters of Mars, Thomas Keneally, (text large print)

Label
The daughters of Mars
Title
The daughters of Mars
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Keneally
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the acclaimed author of Schindlers 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"--
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.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10150631
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keneally, Thomas
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.K46
LC item number
D38 2013b
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Nurses
  • Family secrets
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The daughters of Mars, Thomas Keneally, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 799-800)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 858159623
  • (OCoLC)858159623
Label
The daughters of Mars, Thomas Keneally, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 799-800)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 858159623
  • (OCoLC)858159623

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