(From the publisher):
Powered by the dreams and struggles of three generations, The Thorn Birds is the epic saga of a family rooted in the Australian sheep country. At the story's heart is the love of Meggie Cleary, who can never possess the man she desperately adores, and Ralph de Bricassart, who rises from parish priest to the inner circles of the Vatican ... but whose passion for Meggie will follow him all the days of his life.
Original title: The Thorn Birds
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ties That Bind→ Multigenerational Sagas