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About the Book

Published in 1989, The Road from Coorain was an immediate critical success. The Washington Post called it a "sheer delight" and John Kenneth Galbraith wrote that it was "a small masterpiece of scene, memory, and very stylish English." The book was also hailed as a rare narrative of female power -- in Carolyn Heilbrun's words, "one of the few heroic stories of girlhood." Ker Conway's story of her life from her childhood on a remote Australian sheep station to her departure for the United States can be read in the classroom in many ways. It can be studied as memoir, as a coming-of-age story, or as part of a look at women's history, Australian history, or even pioneer culture.

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