this is the first novel that i have ever read.
i made it as my book report when i was in my sophomore high. my literature teacher was surprised when i showed her the book. as she browsed the pages, she told me that it was a book for adults and i was too young for such kind – for the rest of my classmates were mostly reading hardbound ‘hardy boys mystery series’.
“the thorn birds” is the towering saga of three generations of a remarkable family in the rugged australian outback. the triumphs and tragedies, the dramas and disappointments, the passions and the pain of the cleary family and those who came into their lives.