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A sweeping rural saga through four generations of the Gordon family, from bestselling author Nicole Alexander, whose novels go right to the 'heart of Australian storytelling'.

A sweeping rural saga through four generations of the Gordon family, from bestselling author Nicole Alexander, whose novels go right to the 'heart of Australian storytelling'.

Sarah Gordon knows what she wants: the family homestead, Wangallon. When it comes to working the homestead she's a natural but, as a woman, it's not her birthright. Even when her beloved older brother is killed in a tragic accident, nobody looks to Sarah to inherit. Instead her grandfather passes management to Anthony Carrington, who was once Wangallon's jackeroo.

Feeling betrayed, Sarah escapes to Sydney to try to put Wangallon behind her. But her heart is pulled in two directions: Sydney with its cafes and social life, her blossoming career as a photographer, and her accountant boyfriend, Jeremy. Or the property that has been in her family for over 120 years, with its floods, its droughts, the ghosts of generations past, and Anthony...

Past and present interweave in a story that traces the Gordon family from the arrival of Scottish immigrant Hamish Gordon in Australia in the 1850s to the life of his great-granddaughter, Sarah.

'Alexander writes [with] a deep love of the land' Courier-Mail

Reviews

A great saga that traces family history with a wealth of romance.

Woman's Day

A life on the land in outback NSW has inspired first time author Nicole Alexander to write about the bush in The Bark Cutters, which captures the lives of four generations of one family..

Sunday Mail Brisbane

Can't wait for The Farmer Wants A Wife? Get stuck into this Aussie saga spanning four generations. Four stars.

NW Magazine

With flasbacks to the 1850's, The Bark Cutters explores the highs and lows of living on a generational family farm.

Australian Country Style Magazine

A pacy read...rollicking family saga.

Weekly Times Now

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781864711622

    March 1, 2011

    Bantam Australia

    512 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781864715927

    May 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    512 pages

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Extract

Autumn, 1982 
West Wangallon Homestead 
North-west New South Wales

Sarah stood quietly in the corner of the kitchen as her mother removed the piping hot scones from the oven and, wrapping a tea towel around them, rested them on the kitchen sink to cool.

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