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  1. The Daughters of Mars: A Novel
    The Daughters of Mars: A Novel
    The Daughters of Mars: A Novel
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  2. The Daughters of Mars: A Novel

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Product Description

  • Story of two sisters
  • Story of the two daughters of a dairy farmers
  • Two remarkable women
  • World War I
  • Nurses
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From the acclaimed author of Schindler’s List, the epic, unforgettable story of two sisters from Australia, both trained nurses, whose lives are transformed by the cataclysm of the first World War.

From the acclaimed author of Schindler’s List comes the epic, unforgettable story of two sisters whose lives are transformed by the cataclysm of the First World War.

IN 1915, Naomi and Sally Durance, two spirited Australian sisters, join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their father’s farm and carrying a guilty secret with them. Though they are used to tending the sick, nothing could have prepared them for what they confront, first on a hospital ship near Gallipoli, then on the Western Front.

Yet amid the carnage, the sisters become the friends they never were at home and find them­selves courageous in the face of extreme danger and also the hostility from some on their own side. There is great bravery, humor, and compassion, too, and the inspiring example of the remarkable women they serve alongside. In France, where Naomi nurses in a hospital set up by the eccen­tric Lady Tarlton while Sally works in a casualty clearing station, each meets an exceptional man: the kind of men for whom they might give up some of their newfound independence—if only they all survive.

At once vast in scope and extraordinarily intimate, The Daughters of Mars brings World War I vividly to life from an uncommon perspec­tive. Thomas Keneally has written a remarkable novel about suffering and transcendence, despair and triumph, and the simple acts of decency that make us human even in a world gone mad.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Thomas Keneally
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Brand: Atria Books
EAN
9781476734613
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
1476734615
Label
Atria Books
Manufacturer
Atria Books
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
528
PublicationDate
2013-08-20
Publisher
Atria Books
ReleaseDate
2013-08-20
Studio
Atria Books
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