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An extraordinary coming-of-age story set in the vast Australian outback
Born in the 1930s on a remote sheep ranch in New South Wales, Jill Ker learns early to love the untamable land—and the allure of books. While her brothers attend boarding school, she stays at Coorain, working beside her beloved father and learning from Eve, her strong-willed mother. Theirs is a stoic family, but years of drought take their toll on Coorain and on the Kers. Jill endures several family tragedies, growing into a young woman of passion and ambition. But Eve buckles under the weight of grief, inspiring her daughter to break free and find her own way.
Winner of numerous awards, this visually lush, emotionally compelling drama is based on the celebrated memoir by historian Jill Ker Conway. Juliet Stevenson (Truly, Madly, Deeply) delivers an “invariably superb” (The Hollywood Reporter) performance as Eve. Also starring Katherine Slattery (Young Lions), Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge!), and Tim Guinee (Sweet Land).
Having read the book I was keen to see the film. It was not exactly as I'd imagined (but what book ever is, as we all have our own version of what the film would be like running in... Read morePublished on November 28, 2012 by altavanzyl
The story is well told and Juliet Stevenson is her usual wonderful self. The look is beautiful and the characters are likeable. I was interested from beginning to end.Published on December 12, 2011 by Karen A. Mansfield
I read The Road from Coorain many years ago and found it to be an engaging, well-written book that captures the isolation, beauty and people of the Australian Outback. Read morePublished on September 2, 2011 by Lisa Ard
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