In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
This absorbing novel tells the story of Kate Dowd, a young woman living on a sheep farm in Australia as the second world war is coming to an end. The health of her father, a returned soldier, is rapidly declining and Kate needs to step up to the mark to keep the farm running in very challenging circumstances. The plot is entirely fictional however, the novel’s historical context and setting is based around author Joy Rhoade’s own grandmother’s life. Through the narrative the author raises interesting comment on: the expected roles of women, the relationships (mostly exploitative) between the settlers and local Indigenous people and the effects of post-war trauma on the community. What follows is a partly tragic, but also empowering story that cleverly delves into the hazy notions of right and wrong—and the challenging process of forgiveness.