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The Resource Daughter of Australia, Harmony Verna

Daughter of Australia, Harmony Verna

Label
Daughter of Australia
Title
Daughter of Australia
Statement of responsibility
Harmony Verna
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A poignant story of forbidden love and unyielding courage, set in Australia and America in the early decades of the twentieth century. The desert of Western Australia is vast and unforgiving. It's a miracle that the little girl dressed in rags is still breathing when an old miner discovers her. Even more so that he is able to keep her alive long enough to bring her to the town from which she'll take her name: Leonora. Sent to an orphanage, mute with grief and fear, Leonora slowly bonds with another orphan, James, who fights to protect her until both are sent away -- Leonora to a wealthy American family, James to relatives who have emigrated from Ireland to claim him. When many years later Leonora is given a chance to return to her beloved Australia and Wanjarri Downs, she comes face-to-face with James. James has encountered many hardships and grown from a reticent boy into a strong, resourceful man. He knows her roots and her heart are here, among the gum trees and red earth, but with Leonora married to another and war, turmoil, and jealousy testing their courage, will they be able to fight their way back to each other?"--Back cover
Summary
1898: The desert of Western Australia is vast and unforgiving. It's a miracle that the little girl dressed in rags is still breathing when an old miner discovers her. Even more so that he is able to keep her alive long enough to bring her to the town from which she'll take her name: Leonora. Sent to an orphanage, mute with grief and fear, Leonora slowly bonds with another orphan, James, who fights to protect her until both are sent away -- Leonora to a wealthy American family, James to relatives who have emigrated from Ireland to claim him. When many years later Leonora is given a chance to return to her beloved Australia and Wanjarri Downs, she comes face to face with James. James has encountered many hardships and grown from a reticent boy into a strong, resourceful man. He knows her roots and her heart are here, among the gum trees and red earth, but with Leonora married to another and war, turmoil, and jealousy testing their courage, will they be able to fight their way back to each other?
Storyline
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10471226
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Verna, Harmony
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphans
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Western Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Daughter of Australia, Harmony Verna
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057054315
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Australian paperback edition.
Extent
467 pages
Isbn
9781760374075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)936204281
Label
Daughter of Australia, Harmony Verna
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057054315
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Australian paperback edition.
Extent
467 pages
Isbn
9781760374075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)936204281

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