The Daughters of Mars (Hardcover)
Atria Books, 9781476734613, 517pp.
Publication Date: August 20, 2013
Praise For The Daughters of Mars…
"Magnificent, a stunning performance, full of suspense, searing particulars, and deep emotion. The huge talents of Thomas Keneally are everywhere on display."
"May be the best novel of Keneally's career - a book that aims for, and achieves, real grandeur."
Extraordinarily moving. Keneally is a master of character development and period detail. Fans of Downton Abbey and Gallipoli alike will find much to admire in Keneally�e(TM)s fast-moving, flawlessly written pages."
"Superbly exciting to read... An unmissable, unforgettable tribute."
"Not only is The Daughters of Mars one of the most ambitious novels in a career that stretches back to 1964, but it might even be the best. The result is something few other authors would aim for, let alone achieve: genuine grandeur."
"A big and brutal book, a new prism through which to think about World War I, breathtaking, magnificent and almost magical. There are moments of joy, of pleasure, that make you look up from their page for a while to arrest and savour their sensation."
"Along with a Tolstoyan ability to describe the horrors of battle, this amazing book also has an extraordinary intimacy, especially in the relationship between the sisters...an altogether towering achievement."
"Now, at last and triumphantly, there is a full-scale Keneally novel of the Great War...All of it is handled by Keneally with calm mastery. If epic is no longer a literary category that fits this world, The Daughters of Mars nonetheless has a tragic and humane span that few recent novels have attempted, let alone equalled."
"Greatly detailed... boasts authentic characters set in equally authentic locations."
"An epic, sweeping book."