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In this story of three women's search for a place to call home, Maggie Alderson crosses continents and generations to explore how we find happiness – and whether love can survive betrayal.

Home is where the heart is – but what happens to your heart when the people you love are scattered around the world?
Hannah and Matt are very happy together, living in London's cool East End with their two young children. Hannah has a job she loves as a beauty editor and Matt is always just about to break through as a songwriter.
But then events start to pull them apart, with Hannah certain they'd be much better off down in the English countryside with her family – and Matt's mum needing them with her, back in Sydney, 17 000 kilometres away.
Hannah's mother, Marguerite, mends broken china, but can she can repair her damaged marriage? And Matt's vivacious young cousin, Ali, feels lost, looking for love in a strange city.
All of them have unsettling secrets and while some are better shared, others might be best left unspoken – the problem is knowing which are which.
In this story of three women's search for a place to call home, Maggie Alderson crosses continents and generations to explore how we find happiness – and whether love can survive betrayal.
 

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  • EBook

    9781742536699

    October 24, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    432 pages

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    9780143569206

    October 23, 2013

    Penguin

    384 pages

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The GoMo Short Story
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Shall We Dance?
How To Break Your Own Heart
Gravity Sucks
Cents And Sensibility
Handbags And Gladrags
Pants On Fire
Mad About The Boy
Handbag Heaven
Shoe Money

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Midnight's Children
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Voyager
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Swing Time
Tiger Men
The Bear and The Nightingale
Breath
Ready Player One
A Long Way from Home
The Light Between Oceans
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
The Trip of a Lifetime
Nineteen Eighty-Four