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A heart-warming new novel by the author of Edwin and Matilda, runner-up for the Montana Award in 2008.

Life is tough for 40-year-old solo mother Maggie, a home help caregiver.  Her three children are all giving her a hard time, especially Bevan, who's in trouble with the police.  But when she's assigned a musician in a wheelchair to care for, something new enters her life. Maggie's a singer, Tim a fine guitarist.  They'll make music together, but tragedy is just around the corner.  Then it's Mother's Day, and Maggie and her family gather . . .
This touching new novel from Laurence Fearnley contains many gems of warmth, affection, love and hope. It confirms her position as one of New Zealand's finest writers.

'It is Fearnley's prose that woos you, precise in its observations and judicious in its use of dialogue.  It's the kind of writing you don't really notice, which makes it rare, and such a pleasure.'
Margot White, Next


Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143011255

    May 4, 2009

    Penguin (NZ Adult)

    276 pages

    RRP $30.00

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  • EBook

    9781742288796

    May 4, 2009

    Penguin eBooks (NZ Adult)

    276 pages

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Also by Laurence Fearnley

The Quiet Spectacular
Lydia Bradey: Going Up Is Easy
Reach
The Hut Builder
Butler's Ringlet
Degrees of Separation
Edwin and Matilda: An Unlikely Love Story

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
The Girl on the Train
The Golden House
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Swing Time
The Mistress
Tiger Men
The Golden Age
Fifty Shades Darker
A Long Way from Home
Uncommon Type
The Trip of a Lifetime
The Light Between Oceans
Line of Fire
Ready Player One