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About the book
  • Published: 4 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780143006978
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 656
  • RRP: $26.00

Those Faraday Girls

The phenomenal Australian bestseller.

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 have something to hide.

Those Faraday Girls is 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.

  • Pub date: 4 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780143006978
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 656
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Monica McInerney

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, The Trip of a Lifetime 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.

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Praise for Those Faraday Girls

“A story that's impossible to put down.”

Woman's Day

“Filled with McInerney's trademark warmth and humour and will engage readers of all ages.”

Sunday Times

“McInerney is Australia's answer to Maeve Binchy, a modern-day Jane Austen.”

Sun Herald

“A delicious, heartfelt and utterly engrossing drama.”

Australian Women's Weekly

“With clever insight into the dynamics of human relationships and a witty dialogue, McInerney creates a dramatic family saga.”

Adelaide Advertiser

“An enthralling tale about love, heartache and forgiveness.”


Awards & Recognition

  • Australian Book Industry Awards

    Winner • 2008 • General Fiction Book of the Year

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