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Muswellbrook Library
126 Bridge St
Muswellbrook, NSW 2333


Bestselling author Nicole Alexander is at the very heart of Australian storytelling. With her ninth novel, Stone Country, Nicole has once again penned a sweeping historical novel that captures the Australian spirit – one of desire, adventure and determination.

Set between 1901 and 1940, across the red dirt of South Australia to the buffalo plains of the Northern Territory, Stone Country tells the story of Ross Grant as he finds himself torn between his own desires and his family duty; between the woman he loves and the one he marries; between the city of his birth and the country that has captured his imagination.

In Ross, Nicole has written an unlikely hero who embodies the duality of human nature and the contrasts of Australia – our landscapes, our culture and our history – to great effect. Nicole has also drawn on her own family history to lend a personal touch to Ross’s story; inspired by the fact her grandfather enlisted in World War I whilst his younger brother was forced to stay behind to manage the family properties.

Stone Country explores how one selfish decision can trigger the ruin of not only oneself but that of your family. It reminds us all that our choices can mean our triumph... or our downfall.

A fourth-generation grazier, Nicole Alexander returned to her family’s property in the early 1990s. She is currently the business manager there. Nicole has a Master of Letters in creative writing and her novels, poetry, travel and genealogy articles have been published in Australia, Germany, America and Singapore. She is the author of nine novels: The Bark Cutters, A Changing Land, Absolution Creek, Sunset Ridge, The Great Plains, Wild Lands, River Run, An Uncommon Woman and Stone Country.


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