The Thorn Birds Author:Colleen McCullough "The Thorn Birds is a robust, romantic saga of a singular family, the Clearys. It begins in the early part of this century, when Paddy Cleary moves his wife, Fiona, and their seven children to Drogheda, the vast Australian sheep station owned by his autocratic and childless older sister; and it ends more than half a century later, when the only... more » survivor of the third generation, the brilliant actress Justine O'Neill, sets a course of life and love halfway around the workd from her roots...."« less
This is the type of novel I love to read-spanning generations in the same family. The characters are wonderful and memorable- Paddy, Fiona, Frank, Meggie, Ralph and Meggie's children, Justine and Dane. McCullough has written a novel set in her native Australia.