BOOK LOVE: The Bark Cutters by Nicole Alexander

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

I was lucky enough to see this debut fiction novel before it was published. An engrossing multi-generational saga set around Wangallon, the Gordon family homestead, this multi-layered story of romance, risk and family secrets by Nicole Alexander, ‘Australia’s Newest Bush Storyteller’, is highly recommended.

3 replies
  1. rs
    rs says:

    How is this any different to Rachael Treasure or Fleur McDonald or Fiona Palmer?

    If I read one more Australian book about a young female farmer who struggles to get her father to let her run the family farm, I’m going to get violent.

    Please, guys, a little originality goes a long way!!

  2. Yasmin
    Yasmin says:

    Personally I’m over people knocking Australian writers. It’s damn hard to get published in this country. If you don’t like the subject matter don’t read it.

  3. Diana
    Diana says:

    We need to respect authors & readers choice, as a reader I can’t get enough of reading about Australias’ outback / farming.

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