Barb Bailey's Reviews > The Road from Coorain: A Woman's Exquisitely Clear-Sighted Memoir of Growing Up Australian

The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway
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Nov 01, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: bios-and-autobios, pulitzer-prize-books, australian, 2014, world-travel-bookclub, bought-and-shared-w-jim
Read from May 06 to 09, 2014

The Road from Coorain is a very good read. Jill Conway writes beautifully about her childhood and growing up in the Australian outback. I learned a lot about the country , it's droughts, and the rugged people who run sheep farms and why sheep farming is popular there. Conway struggles with some hardships, works hard, excels, and eventually comes to the USA. She becomes the 1st woman president of Smith College and an excellent author. 4 stars
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