Wife on the Run

Publisher details

Wife on the Run
Author
Fiona Higgins
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Genre
Fiction
Released
01 November, 2014

Synopsis

A mother's greatest fear... A wife's worst nightmare... What would you do?When two technology-related disasters hit within days of each other, Paula knows her comfortable suburban life has been irrevocably blown apart. One involves the public shaming of her teenage daughter, the other is a discovery about her husband that shocks her to her core. With her world unravelling around her, Paula does the only thing that makes any sense to her: she runs away from it all.She pulls her children out of school and takes off on a trip across Australia with her elderly father and his caravan. The only rule is No Technology - no phones, no Facebook, no Instagram, no tablets, games or computers. It's time to get back to basics and learn how to be a family again.It all sounds so simple - and for a while, it is. But along the way Paula will meet new, exciting complications, and realise that running away is only a temporary solution. The past has to be faced before the future can begin.A thrilling, tender and hugely entertaining story of loss, love and discovery from the bestselling author of The Mothers' Group.
Fiona Higgins
About the author

Fiona Higgins

Fiona Higgins is the author of four novels - An Unusual Boy, Fearless, Wife on the Run and The Mothers’ Group - and a memoir, Love in the Age of Drought. Her novels have been translated internationally in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain and Estonia.

Outside of writing, Fiona has tertiary qualifications in the humanities, social sciences and Indonesian Studies, and a longstanding career in the Australian not-for-profit sector. Over the past twenty years, she has worked with organisations specialising in international development, youth at risk, rural and regional issues and youth mental health.

She is a founding director of Australian Philanthropic Services (APS), which inspires effective philanthropy and provides education and practical support for individuals and advisers. A passionate advocate for positive education strategies to support youth mental wellbeing, Fiona is a volunteer Crisis Support Worker on Australia’s national crisis and suicide hotline, Lifeline.

She lives in Sydney and enjoys ocean swimming, early morning runs and arguing about Monopoly with her three children.

Books by Fiona Higgins

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