Those Faraday Girls

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

Those Faraday Girls

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    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, Hello from the Gillespies, The Trip of a Lifetime and The Godmothers, 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.

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