Booktalk: Australian novelist Thomas Keneally & “The Daughters of Mars”

About Daughters of Mars:

IN 1915, Naomi and Sally Durance, two spirited Australian sisters, join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their father’s farm and carrying a guilty secret with them. Amid the carnage, the sisters’ tenuous bond strengthens as they bravely face extreme danger and hostility—sometimes from their own side. There is great humor and compassion, too, and the inspiring example of the incredible women they serve alongside. In France, each meets an exceptional man, the kind for whom she might relinquish her newfound independence— if only they all survive. – Simon and Schuster.

Author of 40 books, Thomas Keneally is best known for his novel that was made into the 1993 film, Schindler’s List, that was based on a true story of the Holocaust.  His newest book is Crimes of the Father.


Top authors are interviewed on this 10-minute program that captures their words about their books and ideas and often the story behind the story. The show, hosted by Diana Korte and engineered by Gene Korte, has been in production for over 20 years.