When her mother disappears into the bush,
ten-year-old Laura makes an impulsive decision
that will haunt her for decades. Despite her anger
and grief, she sets about running the house, taking
care of her younger sister, and helping her father
clear their wild acreage to carve out a farm.
But gradually they realise that while they may own the land, they cannot tame it – nor can
they escape their past.
Anchor Point is an eloquent and arresting
Australian novel no reader will easily forget.