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The Waddi Tree

The Waddi Tree (Paperback)

By McGinnis, Kerry

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The bestselling novel that will break your heart then lift it up, by the author of Wildhorse Creek and Tracking North. Two branches of the McAllister family lead very different lives on cattle stations in Central Australia. Rob, a stickler for correctness, manages a wealthy, comp...any-owned property, while his easygoing brother, Sandy, struggles to support his wife and son on an impoverished leasehold. When tragedy throws the families together, before ultimately driving them even further apart, it's Sandy's young son Jim who suffers most. Left to rebuild his shattered world, he depends on the larger-than-life station characters and the comfort of horses. This is tough country, where personal heartache is kept in perspective by drought, fire and isolation. The times are just as unforgiving, and as the years pass, Jim discovers that he must pay for his father's mistakes as well as his own. Yet this harshly beautiful land is full of promise, a source of strength to Jim on his road from innocence to independence. Reviews for The Waddi Tree 'McGinnis has an ear for the colloquialisms of the bush and keen eye when it comes to realising the landscape.' The Age 'Heartbreaking one moment but full of hope with the turn of the page.' Adelaide Advertiser 'Should be on every school and book club list of recommended reads, right across Australia ...McGinnis builds an epic that will touch all hearts and inspire others travelling the many hard roads in life's quests.' Bendigo Advertiser
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ISBN 9780143573043
Published AU 28 Jan 2015
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143573043
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Australia
Published 28 Jan 2015
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McGinnis, Kerry
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 300g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade