Keith Henderson (review date 26 July 1989)
SOURCE: “An Arduous Journey from Outback to Ivied Halls,” in Christian Science Monitor, July 26, 1989, p. 14.
[In the following review, Henderson offers a positive assessment of The Road from Coorain, praising Conway's perception and tenacity.]
Early in her book Jill Ker Conway describes the differing impact Australia's vast interior had on her mother and father. “She saw no landmarks to identify direction, only emptiness. My father saw strong fertile soil, indications of grazed-out saltbush, dips and changes in the contours of the land and its soils, landmarks of all kinds.”
It was from this land, or the chunk of it they named...
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