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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 This Red Earth
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'It's 1939, another war in Europe. And Bernie Cooper is wondering what's ahead for her.

'She knows Gordon Brock is about to propose. An honest country boy and graduating geologist, he's a good catch. And she's going to say no.

'But the harsh realities of war have other plans for Bernie, and once her father is commissioned to serve again, she accepts Gordon's proposal mostly to please her adored dad.

'And with Gordon off to New Guinea she'll be glad of the reprieve from walking down the aisle, won't she? As Gordon braces for the Japanese invasion of Rabaul, Bernie is in the midst of the battle being fought on home soil - against the worst drought in living memory, the menace of an unseen enemy, and against the unspeakable torment of not knowing if those dear to her are alive or dead.

'From the beaches of Sydney to the dusty heart of the continent, This Red Earth is as much a love letter to the country, with all its beauty and terror, as it is an intimate portrait of love itself.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Millthorpe, Blayney area, Blayney - Cowra - Grenfell area, Central West NSW, New South Wales,: Jazz Monkey Publications , 2017 .
      image of person or book cover 7549114401787370050.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 9781925579246, 9781925579239

Works about this Work

An Uphill Battle Karen Hardy , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 May 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of This Red Earth Kim Kelly , 2013 single work novel
Nothing's Quiet on the Home Front Karen Hardy , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 June 2013; (p. 12)

— Review of This Red Earth Kim Kelly , 2013 single work novel
'In her new novel, Kim Kelly tackles World War II through a lens of patriotism, reflection, history and romance, writes Karen Hardy.'
An Uphill Battle Karen Hardy , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 May 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of This Red Earth Kim Kelly , 2013 single work novel
Nothing's Quiet on the Home Front Karen Hardy , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 June 2013; (p. 12)

— Review of This Red Earth Kim Kelly , 2013 single work novel
'In her new novel, Kim Kelly tackles World War II through a lens of patriotism, reflection, history and romance, writes Karen Hardy.'
Last amended 3 Oct 2018 13:10:02
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