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The cedar tree / Nicole Alexander.

By: Alexander, Nicole, 1965-Material type: TextTextPublisher: North Sydney, New South Wales : Bantam, part of Penguin Random House Australia, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Description: 379 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143786856 (paperback)Subject(s): Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Farm life -- Fiction | Secrecy -- Fiction | Widows -- Fiction | Richmond River Valley (N.S.W.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. DDC classification: A823.4 Summary: 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?
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Fiction Davis (Central) Library
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Fiction Collection (New) ALEX Checked out 14/06/2022 T00829957
Fiction Davis (Central) Library
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Fiction Collection ALEX Checked out 14/06/2022 T00829956
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Fiction Gonville Library
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Fiction Collection ALEX Checked out 13/06/2022 T00829958
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Spanning two centuries, Nicole Alexander's compelling new novel is a story of love and faith, destiny and betrayal, in a land as richly diverse as the secrets it keeps.

In the spring of 1949, Stella O'Riain flees her home - a sheep property on the barren edge of the Strzelecki Desert. She leaves behind the graves of her husband Joe and her baby daughter.

With no money and limited options, Stella accepts her brother-in-law Harry's offer to live at the O'Riain cane farm in the Richmond Valley. There she hopes to get answers to the questions that plague her about her marriage. However Harry refuses to discuss Joe or the family's secrets, even forbidding her to speak to the owner of the neighbouring property.

Nearly a century earlier in County Tipperary, Irish cousins Brandon and Sean O'Riain also fled their homes - as wanted criminals. By 1867, 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 cousin is about to make a dangerous choice that will have devastating consequences down the generations . . .

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

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?

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