The Bark Cutters by Nicole Alexander

The Bark Cutters

By Nicole Alexander

  • Release Date: 2010-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 104 Ratings
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A sweeping rural saga through four generations of the Gordon family, from bestselling author Nicole Alexander, whose novels go right to the 'heart of Australian storytelling'.

Sarah Gordon knows what she wants: the family homestead, Wangallon. When it comes to working the homestead she's a natural but, as a woman, it's not her birthright. Even when her beloved older brother is killed in a tragic accident, nobody looks to Sarah to inherit. Instead her grandfather passes management to Anthony Carrington, who was once Wangallon's jackeroo.

Feeling betrayed, Sarah escapes to Sydney to try to put Wangallon behind her. But her heart is pulled in two directions: Sydney with its cafes and social life, her blossoming career as a photographer, and her accountant boyfriend, Jeremy. Or the property that has been in her family for over 120 years, with its floods, its droughts, the ghosts of generations past, and Anthony...

Past and present interweave in a story that traces the Gordon family from the arrival of Scottish immigrant Hamish Gordon in Australia in the 1850s to the life of his great-granddaughter, Sarah.

'Alexander writes [with] a deep love of the land' Courier-Mail


  • Brilliant!

    By Miss S D
    Such an amazing story! I'm not usually one to like a book with history in it but it was woven so smoothly and the story so beautifully written that I was hooked very quickly. It was incredibly hard to put this book down. Such a real story without usual predictability. The imagery of the Australian outback was so beautiful, it felt breathtaking! Thank you for such a great book Nicole :)
  • Awesomely real!

    By Jojocookie
    Wow,this is a fantastic story that's so very real and true. I laughed out loud and cried as well, a great read that's really hard to put down!
  • great read

    By halley4
    great read