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The secret river

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Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate, 2005.
1st American ed.
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334 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Fiction Grenvil
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The Orange Prize-winning author Kate Grenville recalls her family's history in an astounding novel about the pioneers of New South Wales. Already a best seller in Australia, The Secret River is the story of Grenville's ancestors, who wrested a new life from the alien terrain of Australia and its native people. London, 1806. William Thornhill, a Thames bargeman, is deported to the New South Wales colony in what would become Australia. In this new world of convicts and charlatans, Thornhill tries to pull his family into a position of power and comfort. When he rounds a bend in the Hawkesbury River and sees a gentle slope of land, he becomes determined to make the place his own. But, as uninhabited as the island appears, Australia is full of native people, and they do not take kindly to Thornhill's theft of their home. The Secret River is the tale of Thornhill's deep love for his small corner of the new world, and his slow realization that if he wants to settle there, he must ally himself with the most despicable of the white settlers, and to keep his family safe, he must permit terrifying cruelty to come to innocent people.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Grenville, K. (2005). The secret river. 1st American ed. Edinburgh ; New York: Canongate.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Grenville, Kate, 1950-. 2005. The Secret River. Edinburgh ; New York: Canongate.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Grenville, Kate, 1950-, The Secret River. Edinburgh ; New York: Canongate, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Grenville, Kate. The Secret River. 1st American ed. Edinburgh ; New York: Canongate, 2005. Print.

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