All the Rivers Run

All the Rivers Run A WOMAN IN A MAN S WORLDHer handsome laughing cousin Adam gave young Delie Gordon her first taste of love its soaring happiness its heartbreaking pain Virile self confident riverboat captain Brento

  • Title: All the Rivers Run
  • Author: Nancy Cato
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • A WOMAN IN A MAN S WORLDHer handsome, laughing cousin Adam gave young Delie Gordon her first taste of love its soaring happiness, its heartbreaking pain.Virile, self confident riverboat captain Brenton Edwards showed Delie her weakness in the face of a man s overwhelming passion but though he made her his wife, he could not enslave her proud and defiant spirit.Wealthy anA WOMAN IN A MAN S WORLDHer handsome, laughing cousin Adam gave young Delie Gordon her first taste of love its soaring happiness, its heartbreaking pain.Virile, self confident riverboat captain Brenton Edwards showed Delie her weakness in the face of a man s overwhelming passion but though he made her his wife, he could not enslave her proud and defiant spirit.Wealthy and elegant Alastair Raeburn taught Delie how sweet forbidden ecstasy could be and how high its ultimate price.Here is a spellbinding story of a beautiful and vital woman the man she loved, the children she bore, the dreams she followed, and the destiny she found Here, set against the lush, wild countryside and winding rivers of Victorian Australia, is a saga that surges over eight dramatic decades and four generations.

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    1. Just arrived from USA through BM.This is the story of Philadelphia Gordon, who was sent to live on the banks of the Murray River in Australia with her aunt and uncle after the lost of her parents when she was 13 years old.The book describes the Midwestern pioneer life in the beginning of 20th century. It should be pointed out that, at that time, the rivers were the practical way to travel through this huge country.Surprisingly, the author gave an artistic ability to the main character, a pioneer [...]

    2. I remember 'All the Rivers Run' fondly, but it was the very early 1980's when I read the book and the rating is straight from memory. However, armed only with those memories, I would still recommend this Cato read as a good one without hesitation. I do remember, with clarity, reading it during an unusually hot southern summer and longing to jump into the wetness of that river the heroine kept traveling up and down many times!

    3. I had wanted to read this book for awhile. Managed to find a copy at my local library which was over 30 years old and an item that they apparently lent to me from their "stack collection" (whatever that is!).There were two mini-series based on this book (neither which I have seen for a very long time). The first mini-series (All the Rivers Run) is based on the first half of the book and follows it fairly closely with only a few scenes re-written, although the outcome is the same. The second mini [...]

    4. If I could give 3 1/2 I would. I truly enjoyed the mastery of the language, Cato brought the charters and scenery to life in a vibrant manner. Often I felt like I could actually see the places that Delie was travelling to.Living and growing with Philadelphia Gordon, from childhood to late in life I found myself brought to both tears and laughter. Reading of a strong female character who was willing to break gender barriers was refreshing and rewarding.I did find the book to be a bit lengthy, fee [...]

    5. Nancy Cato nous raconte l'histoire de Delie Gordon, à la fois artiste-peintre et capitaine de bateau à aubes, du naufrage du bateau sur lequel elle arrivait en Australie à 9 ans jusqu'à sa mort à un âge avancé. Le tout sur fond de magnifiques paysages australiens et d'une nature impitoyable.Un roman agréable à lire, avec des rebondissements, mais un peu long dans ses descriptions. On se demande parfois où l'auteur veut en venir, et la vie sur le bateau est assez répétitive.

    6. All the Rivers Run is a delightful story of the escapades of a fiery young woman and her steamboat exploits. It left an indelible impression on me; the movie was equally terrific thanks to the young actress, Sigrid Thornton, who played Delie Gordon.Delie was beautiful, fiery, high-spirited, and passionate! Raw, untamed, unbridled, and bursting with fire and life; truly ahead of her time by about a hundred years!

    7. I can't remember if I read this before or after we named Brenton. I don't remember seeing his name until the mini-series. But I remember being surprised at the name when I watched the mini series, so this isn't where we got the name.

    8. I know it's an epic - but it's a bit long-winded. I love that river though. I think it's the reason I kept reading.

    9. How could I not like this book? It mentions the town of Kiandra in New South Wales, Australia, for which I was named. Excellent miniseries, too.

    10. I read this books years ago and saw the mini series - although I can't remember which came first? I do remember enjoying both.

    11. Khúc đầu chán, sến đúng kiểu hồi đó, nhiều khi đọc vừa cười vừa nổi da gà.Nhưng đến giữa truyện, đọc và nghĩ về những người phụ nữ quanh mình thấy xót xa quá.

    12. I have so many feelings after reading this book, thus I write this review continuously without any attention to grammar and lexical patterns.Another Australian novel. I'm just in love with everything related to Australia. If The thorn bird brings you to a sheep station in an arid area, this novel is all about rivers, water and vessels. Murray and Darling are two rivers mentioned in this novel. As a matter of fact, Murray is the longest river in Australia which flows across Victoria, New South Wa [...]

    13. This is one of my all-time-favourite. This is a delightful story which I always choose to read when I am in struggle in life or when I have to make some decision of moving forward. The background of the book is not familiar to me, but the flow is still wonderful. It is full of emotion through the beginning till the end, with lots of love and pain. It's life with passion, dreams, and destiny.

    14. Belle saga, attachante et même plus ! L' héroïne, féministe avant la lettre, est une personnalité remarquable, à la fois femme d'affaire et d'action, mère de famille et amoureuse, et en prime, une vraie artisteà une époque où ce n'est pas vraiment bien vu !

    15. A classic saga that encapsulates the culture, history and geography of Australia at the turn of the century. At the heart of this full bodied novel is the central protagonist, Philadelphia Gordon. Philadelphia or Delie as she is referred to in this book, is beautiful, spirited and independent, she longs to become a famous artist. It follows her journey from a young girl full of hope and dreams, finding her place in the world to become an artist, the first known Riverboat skipper and Mother to fo [...]

    16. I am still reading this, just hit a slow patch and have put it aside for the time being. Its not really captured me as of yet and I want to finish it because I might end up loving it but right now I don't want to waste the time reading it when there are other books I want to read instead. I will at some point get back to it though. Am re-reshelving at this point. Have only made it to chapter 17 and I'm just not into it right now. Will give it a try at some other time. **Note to self, book is not [...]

    17. Някога, по времето, когато в България имаше само два телевизионни канала, даваха сериал по тази книга. Помня, че сериалът беше добър, но всичките ми спомени са смътни и откъслечни. Книгата, обаче, си е типична австралийска сага, повече в духа на "Птиците умират сами", отколкото [...]

    18. Here is another kunstleroman I had not thought of until Ann's comment about The Story of Avis made me remember it. Some people might know of this story as a (really good) miniseries, but the book is longer and more detailed. It is an excellent story about a woman artist and her struggle with love, marriage, and family, very similar to The Story of Avis, especially in terms of the husbands. A fantastic meditation on life and how to--I beg your pardon--"go with the flow."

    19. I loved this 'Aussie' story - it truly depicted life on the river and the spirit of the people of that time - I only wish I had discovered Nancy Cato's books before her passing - a wonderful writer A Keeper.

    20. After watching the amazing series with actress Sigrid Thornton as Delie I bought the book. I liked the part when Delie was young as much as in the series but the book got worse towards the end where it differs from the series in the part about Delies disabled child.

    21. Not bad. A little dull at times and skipped huge chunks of years that may have helped make the story better. Like what happens after the one kid finds ancient bones?

    22. All the Rivers Run, Nancy Cato, PB-B, @ 1978, 1980. A novel about an orphaned 13 year old girl ssent to live with her aunt and uncle in Australia. Good.

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