Kate Grenville is one of Australia's finest writers. She is the author of The Idea of Perfection, The Secret River and The Lieutenant.
"I was thrilled to find myself back beside the river I'd come to know so well in "The Secret River." The power with which Kate Grenville evokes places and people is so remarkable that I could remember the smell of the air there--and it was no surprise to discover that Sarah Thornhill's story is as gripping and illuminating as her father's was."--Diana Athill "Grenville's extraordinary trilogy is a major achievement in Australian literature."--"Australian Book Review" "A moving piece of fiction . . . Powerfully realized . . . Sarah Thornhill is the book of a writer of the first rank. . . . A haunting performance."--"The Age "(Australia) "A beguiling love story . . . The voice of illiterate Sarah is Grenville's great triumph. . . . An imaginatively convincing recreation of history and a celebration of country tenderly and beautifully observed, but above all it is a powerful plea for due acknowledgement and remembrance of the veils of the past."--"Adelaide Advertiser-