Those Faraday Girls

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Penguin, 2007 - Chick lit - 633 pages
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 all have something to hide. . . Those Faraday Girlsis 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.

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User Review  - jlapac - LibraryThing

This book had another slow start. The interesting thing that I found as I read is that the family relationships are complicated, like real family relationships. The further I read in the book the more ... Read full review

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User Review  - tahoegirl - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book and loved reading about all of the family dynamics and the relationships among the sisters. I was also really pleased that there were some unresolved issues at the end of the book and that there was some ugliness and jealousy between the sisters. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

One of the stars of Australian fiction, Monica McInerney is the author of the internationally bestselling novels A Taste for It, Upside Down Inside Out, Spin the Bottle, The Alphabet Sisters, Family Baggage, Those 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.

For further information go to monicamcinerney.com or connect with Monica on Facebook

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