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  • Published: 2 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143782056
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $32.99
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Stella and Margie




Stella and Margie is a piercingly insightful novel about love and duty, acceptance and reconciliation, and of a touching friendship that crosses the generations.

A beautiful novel about two women – a generation apart – thrown together by circumstance, who slowly come to love and understand one another.

Stella and her mother-in-law Margie are two very different women.

Stella is kind, compassionate and just a little chaotic. Margie is prickly, demanding and a stickler for convention. Stella has exciting dreams for the future. Margie has only bitter memories of the past.

When Margie needs help recovering from a major operation, Stella offers her a place to stay. With no other options, Margie returns to the family farm where for decades, until Stella’s arrival, she was the one in charge.

Margie has never made life easy for her daughter-in-law, and that’s not going to change now she’s been made a guest in her former home.

But as the dry summer turns to a beautiful autumn, the two women gradually form an unlikely bond, as the ambitions, secrets, and tragedies that have shaped their lives are slowly uncovered...

“I love the story of Stella and Margie. It’s a poignant reminder of the power of women’s friendship.” Ita Buttrose

"A beautiful story about the value of female relationships, the visual imagery is superb... Simple story, stellar read." Herald Sun

"A warm and contemporary exploration of the complexities of women's lives and their relationships, love and duty, ambition and the weight of generational expectation, set against the dusty, stunning backdrop of outback Australia." Courier Mail

  • Pub date: 2 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143782056
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Glenna Thomson

Glenna Thomson lives in north-east Victoria on a cattle property. She portrays her experiences on the farm, and in her extensive garden, vividly in her writing. For several years, Glenna and her husband also managed a commercial blueberry orchard, which inspired her first novel Blueberry. Glenna grew up on an apple orchard, married, had children, and before moving to the country she developed a career in overseas aid and business. Stella and Margie, her second novel, will be released in January 2018.

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Praise for Stella and Margie

“I love the story of Stella and Margie. It’s a poignant reminder of the power of women’s friendship.”

Ita Buttrose

“A beautiful story about the value of female relationships, the visual imagery is superb... Simple story, stellar read.”

Herald Sun

“The themes of love and duty, the challenges in marriage, and friendship that can bridge generations make this an enjoyable true-to-life read for all ages.”

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“A warm and contemporary exploration of the complexities of women's lives and their relationships, love and duty, ambition and the weight of generational expectation, set against the dusty, stunning backdrop of outback Australia.”

Courier Mail


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