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The Secret River (original 2005; edition 2006)
The Secret River by Kate Grenville (2005)
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Following a childhood marked by poverty and petty crime in the slums of London, William Thornhill is sentenced in 1806 to be transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. With his wife and children, he arrives in a harsh land to a life that feels like a death sentence.
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