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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'... Blue Skies tells the inspirational story of a young woman battling to save the family farm no matter what it takes. Armed with an honours degree in Agribusiness, Amanda Greenfield dreams of employing all the skills she's learnt at college to help her father turn the family farm from a debt-ridden, run-down basket case into a thriving enterprise.

'Then tragedy strikes with the death of Amanda's mother in a car accident. Wracked by grief and guilt, and wearied by the long struggle to keep Kyleena a going concern, Amanda's father argues that they should sell up and get on with their lives away from the vagaries of drought and fluctuating stock and crop yields.

'Having inherited half the farm from her beloved mother, whom she also grieves for, Amanda determines to summon all her strength, grit and know how to save Kyleena. Along the way she faces mixed fortunes in both love and life...' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    To Bev Due and Ned Woodward, friends who suffered from breast cancer and both died before this book was finished.

    To Anthony, Rochelle and Hayden – my world.

    Carolyn, without whom Blue Skies wouldn't have been started, let alone completed.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Arena , 2010 .
      1413680762597999454.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of Allen & Unwin.
      Extent: viii, 327p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: April 2010.
      ISBN: 9781741759365 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

You're Reading Wendy Salmon , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 18-19 January 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of Blue Skies Fleur McDonald 2010 single work novel
Books Ian Nichols , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 3 April 2010; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Blue Skies Fleur McDonald 2010 single work novel ; A Life on the Road : An Autobiography John Casey 2010 single work autobiography ; Documents That Shaped Australia : Records of a Nation's Heritage 2010 anthology prose
Blue Skies Or Red Dust, It's a Colourful Life Tom Zed , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 May 2010; (p. 59)
Fleur McDonald – Author Interview 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , June 2010;
Books Ian Nichols , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 3 April 2010; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Blue Skies Fleur McDonald 2010 single work novel ; A Life on the Road : An Autobiography John Casey 2010 single work autobiography ; Documents That Shaped Australia : Records of a Nation's Heritage 2010 anthology prose
You're Reading Wendy Salmon , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 18-19 January 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of Blue Skies Fleur McDonald 2010 single work novel
Blue Skies Or Red Dust, It's a Colourful Life Tom Zed , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 May 2010; (p. 59)
Fleur McDonald – Author Interview 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , June 2010;
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