This is a sentimental favorite. I read it as a very young woman and was captivated by the epic sweep of the novel. Set in the Australian outback, the story focuses on the Cleary family between the years 1915 and 1969. Most people who are familiar with the story will remember the forbidden love between Meggie and Father Ralph, but it is much more than that. It is a story about family, longing, betrayal, ambition and tragedy. I think it may be time to read this one again.