Tjuringa by Linda Lee Rathbun

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A Tjuringa, a magical Aboriginal artifact, is stolen from a sacred site. One man must use all his powers to retrieve the Tjuringa, under penalty of death. Another will fall under the spell of the Tjuringa, and may die trying to keep it. A woman will risk everything to save her brother from the catastrophic consequences of possessing the Tjuringa. A journalist will be changed by the Tjuringa and will finally come to understand how deeply a people can be linked to their land. A deadly chase through the Central Desert will become a more meaningful search for identity. Tjuringa, follow it into the heart of Australia.

About Linda Lee Rathbun

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Linda Lee Rathbun was born in the United States and attended the University of Washington in Seattle. After a nomadic childhood that formed a restless spirit, Linda was very happy to move to Australia with her husband. There, they travelled whenever they could, and this eventually led to hundreds of travel articles for magazines around the world, and to four touring guides of Australia. A fascination with rock art, triggered after meeting a renowned rock art expert, led to a deep curiosity about the people who had created the art. After a year of research into the history, ethnology, and culture of Australia's Aboriginal people, Linda felt ready to write a book fueled by a mysterious connection to those same people. Tjuringa is the result of that inexplicable passion.Linda's other books are also about Australia. Natural Wanders in Australia is a travel memoir of a yearlong tour of that country in 2000. And then, for something completely different, Linda's three romance novels are each set in favorite locations in Australia, in particular Lord Howe Island and Lamington National Park.Linda currently lives in Florida with her husband. She loves nothing more than to travel, and with so much to see in the United States and the rest of the world, she will no doubt be wandering the rest of her life.For more information about Linda, her books, and her magazine articles, please visit her website at
Published July 13, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 374 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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