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The Daughters of Mars: A Novel

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Naomi and Sally Durance are daughters of a dairy farmer from the Macleay Valley. Bound together in complicity by what they consider a crime, when the Great War begins in 1914 they hope to submerge their guilt by leaving for Europe to nurse the tides of young wounded. They head for the Dardanelles on the hospital ship Archimedes. Their education in medicine, valour and human degradation continues on the Greek island of Lemnos, then on the Western Front. Here, new outrages - gas, shell-shock - present themselves. Naomi encounters the wonderful, eccentric Lady Tarlton, who is founding a voluntary hospital near Boulogne; Sally serves in a casualty clearing station close to the front. They meet the men with whom they would wish to spend the rest of their lives. Inspired by the journals of Australian nurses who gave their all to the Great War effort and the men they nursed, The Daughters of Mars is vast in scope yet extraordinarily intimate. A stunning tour de force to join the best First World War literature, and one that casts a penetrating light on the lives of obscure but strong women caught in the great mill of history.
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Grouping Title daughters of mars
Grouping Author keneally thomas
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display_description "From the acclaimed author of Schindlers 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 fathers 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"-- "From the beloved author of Schindler's List, a magnificent, epic novel of two sisters, both nurses during World War I, that has been hailed as perhaps "the best novel of Keneally's career" (The Spectator)"--
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subject_facet Australia -- Fiction, Australian fiction, Family secrets -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Australian, Large type books, Nurses -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction, Soldiers -- Fiction, War stories, Australian, World War (1914-1918), World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Western Front -- Fiction, World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals -- Fiction, World War, 1914-1918 -- Women -- Fiction
title_display The Daughters of Mars : A Novel
title_full The Daughters of Mars : A Novel / by Thomas Keneally, The Daughters of Mars A Novel, The daughters of Mars [sound recording] / Tom Keneally, The daughters of Mars [text (large print)] / Thomas Keneally
title_short The Daughters of Mars :
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Australian fiction, Campaigns, Family secrets, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, Australian, Hospitals, Large type books, Literature, Nurses, Sisters, Soldiers, War stories, Australian, Women, World War, 1914-1918