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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.

Reviews

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.

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143006978

    August 4, 2008

    Penguin

    656 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

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    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Paperback

    9780143785729

    July 2, 2018

    Penguin

    656 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742280356

    August 4, 2008

    Penguin eBooks

    672 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

Also by Monica McInerney

The Trip of a Lifetime
The Alphabet Sisters
Spin the Bottle
Hello from the Gillespies
Lola's Secret: Pink Popular Penguins
The Christmas Gift
The House of Memories
Lola's Secret
At Home with the Templetons
All Together Now
A Taste for It
Upside Down Inside Out
Family Baggage

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Golden House
The Girl on the Train
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Dragonfly In Amber
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Spin the Bottle
On Chesil Beach
Breath
Ready Player One
The Light Between Oceans
Colombiano
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
Animal Farm
Sanctuary
Norwegian Wood