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Author(s): Thomas Keneally
Book Pages: 152 - Publish Date: 2013-10-10 - Publisher: Sceptre
Description: Schoolboy narrator Daniel Jordan, growing up in working-class Sydney during the Second World War, is confused by a world in which the religious dogma of his school conflicts with the communism of his family's terrifying neighbour, the 'Comrade'. Refreshingly unsentimental, this is the funny, ultimately tragic story of a boy struggling to understand a world in which concepts like innocence and guilt, good and evil are clearly open to interpretation.
Author(s): Thomas Keneally
Book Pages: 361 - Publish Date: 2016-08-23 - Publisher: Open Road Media
Description: Jacko Emptor is New York’s most infamous TV celebrity and most public trespasser. An affable Aussie, Jacko can talk his way on-camera into the homes of any ordinary American. Jacko soon finds himself hosting a televised hunt for a veteran’s missing daughter. What he unveils has the power to both make and break his career. How far will he go before even he can’t deny that some things should be left off camera?
Book Pages: 34 - Publish Date: 2009 - Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Description: Austin North sees himself as a fine English teacher in his local high school. His students respect him, and he finds personal fulfillment in teaching them the power of poetry to move and inspire. However, Austin's self-perceptions are upset by his infatuation with a young Sudanese girl, a recent immigrant to Australia. When Austin realises that he is just another predator in her difficult journey, he is forced to re-examine his own values and relationships.
Author(s): Thomas Keneally
Book Pages: 126 - Publish Date: 2017-11-14 - Publisher: Open Road Media
Description: Ned Kelly would never have imagined shrinking his size in order to escape the dreary hospital bed where he’s recovering from appendicitis. But, that’s exactly what Apis, his new friend (who happens to be a bee), helps him do with the aid of a special gold liquid. At apian size, Ned flies off with Apis and Nancy Clancy (who speaks only in rhyme) to try life in the hive. Although he questions so...
Author(s): Thomas Keneally
Book Pages: 336 - Publish Date: 2016-08-23 - Publisher: Open Road Media
Description: A disturbing love story about two families and the madness that threatens to consume them . . . Terry Delaney, a professional rugby player, leads a comfortable life with a genial wife and the occasional freelance job until he meets Danielle Kabbel. Obsessed and in love, Terry drops everything to pursue her. But it’s her father Rudi Kabbel, an Eastern European immigrant with apocalyptic visions, ...
Author(s): Thomas Keneally
Book Pages: 290 - Publish Date: 2015-12-22 - Publisher: Open Road Media
Description: A disillusioned reporter joins three fellow Westerners on a journey of discovery through the raging fires of a brutal East African conflict With his own life in flux, Timothy Darcy, an Australian journalist, finds escape in the ongoing turmoil of Eritrea. Entering the war-torn East African region with three Western strangers on missions of their own—Christine, a young Frenchwoman searching for h...
Author(s): Thomas Keneally
Book Pages: 192 - Publish Date: 2002-12-30 - Publisher: Penguin
Description: The ideal concise biography of an American icon- now available in paperback for the bicentennial of his birth The self -mad e man from a log cabin, the great orator, the Emancipator, the Savior of the Union, the martyr-Lincoln's story is at the very heart of American history. But who was he, really? In this outstanding biography, award-winning author Thomas Keneally follows Lincoln from his impove...
Author(s): Thomas Keneally
Book Pages: 400 - Publish Date: 2007-12-04 - Publisher: Anchor
Description: In this spirited history of the remarkable first four years of the convict settlement of Australia, Thomas Keneally offers us a human view of a fascinating piece of history. Combining the authority of a renowned historian with a brilliant narrative flair, Keneally gives us an inside view of this unprecedented experiment from the perspective of the new colony’s governor, Arthur Phillips. Using pe...
Author(s): Thomas Keneally
Book Pages: 336 - Publish Date: 2011-08-30 - Publisher: PublicAffairs
Description: Through the lens of three of the most devastating food crises in modern history—the Górta Mor of British-ruled Ireland, the great famine of British-ruled Bengal in 1943, and the string of famines that plagued Ethiopia during the 1970s and 1980s, Booker Prize–winning author Thomas Keneally vividly evokes the terrible cost of mass starvation at the level of the individual who starves and the na...
Author(s): Thomas Keneally
Book Pages: 400 - Publish Date: 2013-08-06 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Description: The acclaimed bestselling classic of Holocaust literature, winner of the Booker Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, and the inspiration for the classic film—“a masterful account of the growth of the human soul” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). A stunning novel based on the true story of how German war profiteer and factory director Oskar Schindler came to save more Jews f...