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In a small town like any other small town around Australia live the Maloneys. They are a fifth-generation Australian family of Irish Catholic descent who are struggling to reach the first rung of the social ladder. The Maloneys are a family you won't forget: a strong mother, a father broken by war, three boys and two girls, one of whom has an illegitimate daughter. Each of their lives is changed forever by the four fires – passion, religion, warfare and fire itself.

Four Fires is a story of the power of love and the triumph of the human spirit against the odds.

'Not since writing The Power of One have I felt this close to a book.' Bryce Courtenay

'It's a thumping saga of small-town rural Australian family (with) a cracking pace … but be warned: construct yourself a holiday reading platform or that deckchair will collapse.' Weekend Australian

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143004622

    August 28, 2006

    Penguin

    1068 pages

    RRP $24.95

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  • EBook

    9781742280639

    August 28, 2006

    Penguin eBooks

    1068 pages

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Also by Bryce Courtenay

The Silver Moon
The Power of One: Australian Children's Classics
Australian Trilogy bind-up
Jack Of Diamonds
April Fool's Day: Popular Penguins
Fortune Cookie
The Power of One: Popular Penguins
The Story Of Danny Dunn
Fishing For Stars
The Persimmon Tree
Sylvia
A Recipe for Dreaming
April Fool's Day
Jessica
Matthew Flinders' Cat
Smoky Joe's Cafe
Tommo & Hawk
The Family Frying Pan
The Power Of One
Potato Factory
Tommo And Hawk
Whitethorn
Brother Fish
Solomon's Song

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Golden House
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Bear and The Nightingale
Spin the Bottle
Ready Player One
Breath
On Chesil Beach
Animal Farm
The Light Between Oceans
Sanctuary
A Long Way from Home
The Travelling Cat Chronicles