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  • Published: 5 June 2000
  • ISBN: 9781742280370
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 308

Pieces of Blue




At the age of six, Kerry McGinnis loses her mother. Her father, left with four young children to raise, gathers up his family and leaves the city to go droving. For the next fifteen years, the McGinnis clan travels the continent, droving, horse breaking and living off the land. Kerry grows up in the harsh outback, and the animals that inhabit the land are her closest friends.
With the memory of her absent mother ever present, Kerry begins her difficult journey into young womanhood.

  • Pub date: 5 June 2000
  • ISBN: 9781742280370
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 308

About the Author

Kerry McGinnis

Kerry McGinnis was born in Adelaide and at the age of twelve took up a life of droving with her father and four siblings. The family travelled extensively across the Northern Territory and Queensland before settling on a station in the Gulf Country. Kerry has worked as a shepherd, droving hand, gardener and stock-camp and station cook on the family property Bowthorn, north-west of Mount Isa. She is the author of two volumes of memoir, Pieces of Blue and Heart Country, and the bestselling novels The Waddi Tree, Wildhorse Creek, Mallee Sky, Tracking North, Out of Alice, Secrets of the Springs, The Heartwood Hotel and The Roadhouse. Kerry now lives in Bundaberg.

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