The cedar tree

The cedar tree
Alexander, Nicole L.
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  • Published: 2020
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Description

In 1864 cousins Brandon and Sean O'Riain fled their tenant farms in County Tipperary as wanted criminals. Now, three years on, they are working as cedar-cutters in New South Wales's lush-green Richmond Valley. But while Brandon embraces the opportunities this new country offers, Sean refuses to let go of the past. And one of them is about to make a dangerous choice ... Nearly a century later, in the spring of 1949, Stella O'Riain is also fleeing her home - a sheep property on the barren edge of the Strzelecki Desert. She leaves behind her husband Joe and a baby daughter. With no money and limited options, Stella accepts her brother-in-law Harry's offer to live at the O'Riain family cane farm in the Richmond Valley. However Harry's refusal to discuss Joe - or the row that tore the brothers apart - leaves Stella with more questions than answers. In particular, why does she feel someone is watching her from a distance? And what is the real reason she is banned from speaking to the owner of the farm next door?

Related Subjects

Man-woman relationships--New South Wales--History--19th century--Fiction.
Farm life--Fiction.
Secrecy--Fiction.
Historical fiction, Australian.
Man-woman relationships--Fiction.
Widows--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9780143786856 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Alexander, Nicole L.,

Title:

The cedar tree / Nicole Alexander.

Publication Info:

North Sydney, NSW : Bantam, part of Penguin Random House Australia, 2020.

Publication Info:

©2020.

Physical description:

379 pages ; 24 cm

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

General Note:

"Freedom comes at a cost..." -- Cover.

Subject term:

Man-woman relationships--New South Wales--History--19th century--Fiction.

Subject term:

Farm life--Fiction.

Subject term:

Secrecy--Fiction.

Subject term:

Historical fiction, Australian.

Subject term:

Man-woman relationships--Fiction.

Subject term:

Widows--Fiction.

Geographic term:

Richmond River Valley (N.S.W.)--Fiction.

Genre index term:

Historical fiction.

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