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  • Published: 4 May 2009
  • ISBN: 9781742288796
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 276

Mother's Day




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

  • Published: 4 May 2009
  • ISBN: 9781742288796
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 276

About the author

Laurence Fearnley

Laurence Fearnley is an award-winning novelist. Her novel The Hut Builder won the fiction category of the 2011 NZ Post Book Awards. In 2014 her novel Reach was longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, and, in 2008, Edwin and Matilda was runner-up in the fiction category of the Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Her second novel, Room, was shortlisted for the 2001 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. In 2004 Fearnley was awarded the Artists to Antarctica Fellowship and in 2007 the Robert Burns Fellowship at the University of Otago. In 2016 she won the NZSA/ Janet Frame Memorial Award and in 2017 she was the joint winner of the Landfall essaycompetition. She was named a New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate in 2019. She lives in Dunedin.

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