Abby Rombalski's Reviews > The Road from Coorain: A Woman's Exquisitely Clear-Sighted Memoir of Growing Up Australian
The Road from Coorain: A Woman's Exquisitely Clear-Sighted Memoir of Growing Up Australian
Abby Rombalski's review
Jun 30, 2009
I was assigned to read this book in 1998 as pre-reading material before college. At that time, I bought it, read part of it, and promptly put it down; I did not relate to the text and felt no need to continue. Over 10 years of traveling experience later, and especially with the recent trip to Australia, it finally meant quite a bit to read it cover-to-cover. It weaves through some beautiful geographical text about New South Wales, paired with the journey of a young feminist woman trying to balance life with her mother's expectations as well as a biased academic world. The comparisons of Australia to the U.S. during the mid-20th centuries are also interesting.
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