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    The Daughters of Mars (Hardback) By (author) Thomas Keneally

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    DescriptionFrom the acclaimed author of "Schindler's List" comes the epic, unforgettable story of two sisters whose lives are transformed by the cataclysm of the First World War. IN 1915, Naomi and Sally Durance, two spirited Australian sisters, join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their father's farm and carrying a guilty secret with them. Though they are used to tending the sick, nothing could have prepared them for what they confront, first on a hospital ship near Gallipoli, then on the Western Front. Yet amid the carnage, the sisters become the friends they never were at home and find them-selves courageous in the face of extreme danger and also the hostility from some on their own side. There is great bravery, humor, and compassion, too, and the inspiring example of the remarkable women they serve alongside. In France, where Naomi nurses in a hospital set up by the eccen-tric Lady Tarlton while Sally works in a casualty clearing station, each meets an exceptional man: the kind of men for whom they might give up some of their newfound independence--if only they all survive. At once vast in scope and extraordinarily intimate, "The Daughters of Mars" brings World War I vividly to life from an uncommon perspec-tive. Thomas Keneally has written a remarkable novel about suffering and transcendence, despair and triumph, and the simple acts of decency that make us human even in a world gone mad.

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    The Daughters of Mars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Keneally
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 517
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    ISBN 13: 9781476734613
    ISBN 10: 1476734615

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: FJM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    DC22: 823/.914
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    B&T Approval Code: A25895000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC035000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000
    DC21: 823.3
    B&T Approval Code: P25104885
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC008000
    LC classification: PR9619.3.K46 D38 2013
    Thema V1.0: FB, FV, FJM
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, maps
    Atria Books
    Imprint name
    Atria Books
    Publication date
    20 August 2013
    Review quote
    Along with a Tolstoyan ability to describe the horrors of battle, this amazing book also has an extraordinary intimacy, especially in the relationship between the sisters...an altogether towering achievement. --A.N. Wilson