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              Books by Kerry McGinnis

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              Croc Country

              Croc Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McGinnis, Kerry

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              Why would the police come back looking for a dead man? Young widow Tilly is making a new life for herself, keeping house for the rangers at the Binboona Wildlife Sanctuary in the isolated wilderness of the north-western Gulf Country. Caring for injured wildlife and helping to run... the popular tourist campsite are just the distraction she needs from everything she left behind when her husband, Gerry, and young daughter were lost at sea. But when the police show up asking questions about Gerry, the peaceful routine she's built is disrupted as she begins to question what really happened to her family. The arrival of botanist Connor stirs up even more emotion and has Tilly questioning who she can trust. When she and young ranger Luke stumble across evidence of wildlife smugglers on a visit to the local caves, suddenly her sanctuary is no longer safe and it becomes clear the past has well and truly come back to haunt her. Set against the lush backdrop of the Northern Territory with its vibrant birds and deadly wildlife, this is a chilling and highly evocative family mystery about the wild and dangerous things that can happen in the most remote and untamed corners of our country.
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              ISBN 9781760896942
              Published AU 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Roadhouse

              The Roadhouse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McGinnis, Kerry

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              When aspiring actress Charlie Carver learns that her cousin Annabelle has died, she immediately leaves Melbourne to fly home to the remote family roadhouse east of Alice Springs. It has been years since her last visit and her relationship with her mother, Molly, is strained but C...harlie is determined to patch up their differences. The reunion, however, is interrupted when Molly suffers a heart attack. With her mother airlifted out for life-saving surgery, Charlie is left to take the reins of the struggling family business, alongside friends old and new, including the captivating local stockman Mike. The authorities declare Annabelle to have taken her own life, but when a woman?s body turns up at an abandoned mine site, Charlie begins to wonder what else is being covered up, and why. Beginning a search for the truth, a perilous bush chase unfolds that threatens her own life, causing Charlie to wonder whether she ever knew Annabelle at all...From the bestselling author of The Heartwood Hotel comes the suspenseful new outback mystery from Australia?s authentic rural writer and beloved voice of the bush.
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              ISBN 9780143794196
              Published AU 2 Jul 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              Mallee Sky

              Mallee Sky (Paperback)

              By McGinnis, Kerry

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              When it all goes wrong, where is there left to run to but home? Kate Gilmore hasn't been home in years, but with her marriage over and her job in jeopardy she doesn't know where else to turn. Desperate for comfort, Kate retreats to the Mallee, a place crawling with dark secrets a...nd lingering childhood memories.
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              ISBN 9780143572091
              Published AU 28 Jan 2015
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Heartwood Hotel

              The Heartwood Hotel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McGinnis, Kerry

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              Lyn Heartwood is fairly content with her life - she loves her husband and her work, but she longs to be a mother. Until that day comes, she's making do with caring for her elderly dad, her community and young worker Sam, who's like the younger brother she lost and dearly misses.W...hen Sam fails to return from a short trip away, Lyn's concerned. Even more so when she hears rumours of trouble at a nearby station.As the mystery grows and danger escalates, Lyn must struggle to hold onto what she knows to be true.
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              ISBN 9780143789048
              Published AU 2 Jul 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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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
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              Out of Alice

              Out of Alice (Paperback)

              By McGinnis, Kerry

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              I want you to come back to Kings Canyon ...If you see it again, the memories of what happened might return.' When Sara Blake takes up a position as governess on Redhill Station in Central Australia, she isn't expecting to encounter a family in crisis, or to uncover a tragedy of h...er own. With the owners' son critically ill, Sara is called upon to take care of their young daughter. As the family struggles to make a living from the drought-stricken land, everyone pitches in - and Sara finds herself letting people in to the empty spaces in her heart. But the longer she spends out bush, the more she becomes plagued by elusive visions of her dark and troubled childhood. The fragments of memory lead her deep into the red centre of Australia, where at picturesque Kings Canyon she must confront the horrifying secrets of her past. From the bestselling author of Wildhorse Creek and Tracking North comes an evocative and heartfelt story about how in the remotest of places lives can be lost ...and found. 'Kerry McGinnis writes like poetry ...The way she recalls places and feelings and is able to write about them with such authority is why she stands out among Australian authors.' Fleur McDonald
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              ISBN 9780143786108
              Published AU 19 Jun 2017
              Publisher Penguin
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              Heart Country
               

              Heart Country (Paperback)

              By McGinnis, Kerry

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              After seven years on the road with her family, Kerry McGinnis is tired of the wandering life and yearns for a proper home. When her father, the irascible but loveable Mac, buys a property in Queensland's Gulf Country, it seems like she might have found one. The sequel to 'Pieces ...of Blue' by this autobiographer.
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              ISBN 9780141001425
              Published AU 2 Jan 2002
              Publisher Penguin
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              Tracking North
               

              Tracking North (Paperback)

              By McGinnis, Kerry

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              Kelly Roberts finds refuge in the rugged and remote cattle country of northern Australia, but when tragedy strikes she is forced to find a new life for herself and her children outside of Rainsford Station. She retreats to the family's only asset - a freehold block of land owned ...jointly by her eccentric father-in-law, Quinn. In the valley at Evergreen Springs, Quinn hopes the fractured family might all come together to start over again. Life in Queensland's far north is unpredictable - especially with the wet season, in all its wild majesty, to survive. But when twelve-year-old Rob makes a gruesome discovery in the valley, real peril comes far too close to home. Reviews for Tracking North 'Vividly transports you to the Gulf country. Settle in for a really enjoyable read.' SUSAN DUNCAN 'Kerry McGinnis writes like poetry ...She stands out among Australian authors.' FLEUR McDONALD 'The setting is beautiful ...I am definitely adding her other books to my to-be read list.' ALL THE BOOKS I CAN READ 'An engaging story of family and second chances set in the stunning Gulf country.' BOOK'D OUT
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              ISBN 9780143572534
              Published AU 25 Feb 2015
              Publisher Penguin
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              Wildhorse Creek

              Wildhorse Creek (Paperback)

              By McGinnis, Kerry

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              Billy Martin runs from home, burying his past in the quest for a future. He finds it in Queensland's spectacular Gulf Country, on the sprawling cattle runs. The Gulf breeds tough men, and Billy is quickly drawn to the excitement and adventure of working with the fiery cattleman a...nd ex-con Blake Reilly and his daughter Jo. Billy finds mateship, danger and romance in the Gulf, but he also finds an untamed and violent land. In the brooding heat and unpredictable storms, the future he had sought unfolds - in ways as turbulent and unexpected as the country itself - and Billy discovers a place where he can at last belong. 'Anything McGinnis writes begs to be read aloud around a campfire.' Country Style 'A compelling read...The landscape flourishes briefly to create tranquil moments of intense beauty and serenity. This is the strange allure of the Gulflands and the essence of McGinnis' passionate storytelling.' Hobart Mercury
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              ISBN 9780143573081
              Published AU 25 Feb 2015
              Publisher Penguin
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              Pieces of Blue
               

              Pieces of Blue (Paperback)

              By McGinnis, Kerry

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              A memoir of a young woman's journey with her family through the tough Australian outback. Kerry McGinnis gives us a sometimes tragic, sometimes hilarious, but always passionate depictin of the ending of childhood and the beginning of adult life.

              ISBN 9780140295306
              Published AU 5 Jun 2000
              Publisher Penguin
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