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Cry of the Heart by Mary Elwyn Patchett
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Cry of the Heart

by Mary Elwyn Patchett

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A somber look at the life of a cattleman and his family, in the Australian outback.

The author, Mary Elwyn Patchett, doesn't sugar-coat the harsh existence of people and animals in the unforgiving wilderness, but weaves a good story. I was reminded of "The Thorn Birds" as I read, another story full of the knowledge of the life people have and continue to live in many harsh corners of the world.

If you can't handle how cruel man and "nature" can be, I would suggest you skip this book. However, in skipping "Cry of the Heart", you would miss a good "read". And you'd never meet Mu, and Juli. ( )
  fuzzi | Apr 12, 2014 |
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The story of a man and a woman living in the Australian bush, miles from the nearest township. There is also Rock’s child, Julitha, torn between her love for her father, and the neuroses of her unstable step-mother, Rita, who lacks the steel with which to face the hard life of the outback. Juli’s loneliness and capacity for affection are turned to her wild cat, Ma’amu, who has little affection to give her in return.
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