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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.
The phenomenal Australian bestseller

Reviews

A story that's impossible to put down' - Woman's Day

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'Filled with McInerney's trademark warmth and humour and will engage readers of all ages.' - Sunday Times

PRH, PRH

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

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'A delicious, heartfelt and utterly engrossing drama' - Australian Women's Weekly

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'With clever insight into the dynamics of human relationships and a witty dialogue, McInerney creates a dramatic family saga.' - Adelaide Advertiser

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'An enthralling tale about love, heartache and forgiveness.' - Notebook

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143006978

    August 4, 2008

    Penguin (AU Adult)

    656 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781742280356

    August 4, 2008

    Penguin eBooks (AU Adult)

    672 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • 2008
    Australian Book Industry Awards
    Winner
  • 2008
    Australian Book Industry Awards
    Winner

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The House of Memories
At Home with the Templetons
All Together Now
Upside Down, Inside Out
Spin the Bottle
A Taste for It
Family Baggage

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The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Best Laid Plans
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
Fool Me Once
Private Delhi
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Voyager
Swing Time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Girls
The Mistress
The Bone Collection
Cold Blood
Fifty Shades Darker
Colombiano
The Trip of a Lifetime