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One women's journey from a childhood in Australia's outback to adulthood as a successful American career woman. The Road From Coorain is about Everywoman, for it is about childhood loneliness, anguished parent-child relationships, dawning sensibility, discovering a vocation, and finding one's own sense of self.

Review:

"A remarkable memoir....A tale of 'guilt transformed into an intellectual calling,' the awakening at once of a heart and a historian." Verlyn Klinkenborg, New York Times Book Review

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"Sheer delight...A graceful, thoughtful, vibrantly detailed book...teeming with discoveries." Alida Becker, Washington Post Book World

Review:

"A wonderful book...A fresh exploration of those eternal questions: Where am I from? How has that shaped me? Where do I belong?...A rare sensibility informs it." Charlotte Innes, Philadelphia Inquirer

About the Author

Jill Ker Conway is a noted historian, specializing in the experience of women in America, and was the first woman president of Smith College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679724360
Author:
Conway, Jill Ker
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - Australia
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Country life -- Australia.
Subject:
Australia & New Zealand - Australia
Subject:
Conway, Jill K. - Childhood and youth
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Series Volume:
no. 560
Publication Date:
19900831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.00x5.22x.55 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679724360 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A remarkable memoir....A tale of 'guilt transformed into an intellectual calling,' the awakening at once of a heart and a historian."
"Review" by , "Sheer delight...A graceful, thoughtful, vibrantly detailed book...teeming with discoveries."
"Review" by , "A wonderful book...A fresh exploration of those eternal questions: Where am I from? How has that shaped me? Where do I belong?...A rare sensibility informs it."
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