The Last Anniversary

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Pan Macmillan, 2005 - Australian fiction - 388 pages
The formidable Connie Thrum of Scribbly Gum Island is the chief decision-maker of an unconventional family. It's been over seventy years since she and her sister Rose visited their neighbours and found a baby waking for her feed, but no sign of her parents. The "Munro Baby Mystery" still hasn't been solved. But now Connie has passed away and the island residents ponder her legacy. Sophie Honeywell is looking down the barrel of her fortieth birthday and still hoping for that fairytale ending. Her new friend Grace, the Munro Baby's grand daughter, can't tell anyone what she hopes for. Meanwhile, a frumpy housewife makes a pact with a stranger, an old lady starts making her own decisions and a family secret finally explodes on an extraordinary night of mulled wine, fire-eating and face-painting.

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Best for: Fans of Liane Moriarty, fans of mysteries that unfold in unexpected ways, and fans of books that go a little deeper than you might expect. In a nutshell: Alice and Jack Munro abandoned their ... Read full review

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To say the characters in this tale are unusual would be an understatement. Sophie has been given a rather large gift by a person she hardly knows. But this inheritance comes with some entanglements ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Liane Moriarty was born in Sydney, Australia in November 1966. Before becoming a full-time author, she had a career in advertising and marketing. She is the author of several novels including Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story, The Husband's Secret and Truly Madly Guilty which is New York Times Bestseller. She won a 2015 Davitt Award in the category of Adult Novel for Big Little Lies. Writing as L. M. Moriarty, she is the author of the Space Brigade children's books series. She made the Hollywood Reporter's 'Most Powerful Authors' 2016 list, entering at number 18.

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