The Touch

The Touch

Book - 2003
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A New York Times Bestseller. From the bestselling author of The Thorn Birds comes a family saga replete with tragedy, pathos, history and passion. At its center are Alexander, who fled poverty in Scotland to make his fortune in the American and Australian gold fields; his wife Elizabeth, a sixteen-year-old cousin sent from Scotland; and his mistress, Ruby, who is unknown to Elizabeth and is a partner in Alexander's rapidly growing company.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2003
ISBN: 9780684853307
0684853302
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 454 p. ; 25 cm

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Apr 18, 2012

McCullough spins an engaging tale, a saga actually. She takes the reader hrough many parts of the world as main character Alexander pursues his passions for both wanderlust and mining for gold. His romantic adventures, however, are not always successful ventures. This is a multi-generational story and I enjoyed it. I do wish the author had used interesting and thoughtful mentaphors, however.

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