Those Faraday Girls

Publisher details

Those Faraday Girls
Author
Monica McInerney
Publisher
Penguin
Genre
Fiction
Released
01 October, 2007

Synopsis

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
Monica McInerney
About the author

Monica McInerney

One of the stars of Australian fiction, Monica McInerney is the author of the internationally bestselling novels A Taste for ItUpside Down Inside OutSpin the BottleThe Alphabet SistersFamily BaggageThose Faraday Girls, At Home with the Templetons, Lola's Secret, The House of Memories and a short story collection, All Together Now.Those Faraday Girls was the winner of the General Fiction Book of the Year prize at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards. In 2006 Monica was the ambassador for the Australian Government initiative Books Alive, with her novella Odd One Out.Monica grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley of South Australia and has been living between Australia and Ireland for twenty years. She and her Irish husband currently live in Dublin.

Books by Monica McInerney

Related articles

Celebrating Books Together: Family Sunday at the State Library of New South Wales

News | Events & Festivals

18 February 2020

Celebrating Books Together: Family Sunday at the State Library of New South Wales

Podcast: Bestselling author, Fiona McIntosh Talks Diamond Hunting

Podcast

17 February 2020

Podcast: Bestselling author, Fiona McIntosh Talks Diamond Hunting

    Happy International Book Giving Day

    News | Events & Festivals

    13 February 2020

    Happy International Book Giving Day

    We Knew It! Reading Makes You a Nicer Person

    News | Book Life

    13 February 2020

    We Knew It! Reading Makes You a Nicer Person

      Podcast: Pip Drysdale on the Road to Becoming an Author 

      Podcast

      13 February 2020

      Podcast: Pip Drysdale on the Road to Becoming an Author 

        Gwyneth Paltrow Hired a Book Curator. Would you?

        News | Book Life

        12 February 2020

        Gwyneth Paltrow Hired a Book Curator. Would you?

          Podcast: Garry Linnell on the Fascinating Life of William Buckley

          Podcast

          12 February 2020

          Podcast: Garry Linnell on the Fascinating Life of William Buckley

            Announcing the New Australian Children's Laureate

            News | Author Related

            11 February 2020

            Announcing the New Australian Children's Laureate

            Creating a Lifelong Love of Reading in an Age of Digital Distractions: Q&A with Louise Park

            News | Author Related

            11 February 2020

            Creating a Lifelong Love of Reading in an Age of Digital Distractions: Q&A with Louise Park

            Authors On-The-Go: Roving Authors and the Unusual Places they Write from

            News | Book Life

            10 February 2020

            Authors On-The-Go: Roving Authors and the Unusual Places they Write from

              COMMENTS

              Leave a Reply

              Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *