As a child, Maggie Faraday grew up in a lively, unconventional household in Tasmania, with her young mother, four very different aunts and eccentric grandfather. With her mother often away, all four aunts took turns looking after her – until, just weeks before Maggie’s sixth birthday, a shocking event changed everything.
Twenty years on, Maggie is living alone in New York City when a surprise visit from her grandfather brings a revelation and a proposition to reunite the family. As the Faradays gather in Ireland, Maggie begins to realise that the women she thought she knew so intimately have something to hide.
Those Faraday Girls is a rich and complex story full of warmth, humour and unforgettable women. Spanning several countries and thirty years, it is a deeply moving novel about family secrets and lies – and how the memories that bind us together can also keep us apart.
The phenomenal Australian bestseller and winner of the 2008 General Fiction Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards.
‘Charming, engrossing, and thought-provoking…McInerney is truly at her best.’ Fresh Fiction.com
‘This warm, compassionate book shows great insight into sisterly relationships. McInerney is Australia’s answer to Maeve Binchy, a modern-day Jane Austen.’ Sun Herald
‘A story that’s impossible to put down.’ Woman’s Day