SynopsisOther people’s families aren’t as perfect as they seem. Buy the Book!
When the Templeton family from England takes up residence in a stately home in country Australia, they set the locals talking – and with good reason. From the outside, the seven Templetons seem so unusual, peculiar even. No one is more intrigued by the family than their neighbours, single mother Nina Donovan and her son Tom. Before long, the two families’ lives become entwined in unexpected ways, to the delight of Gracie, the youngest of the Templeton daughters. In the years that follow, the relationships between the Templetons and the two Donovans twist and turn in unpredictable and life-changing directions, until a tragedy tears them all apart. What will it take to bring them together again? From the internationally best-selling novelist comes her best book yet – a wonderfully entertaining and touching story about the perils and pleasures of love, friendship and family.
Australian-born Monica McInerney is the author of the best-selling novels At Home with the Templetons, Those Faraday Girls (The Faraday Girls in the USA), Family Baggage, The Alphabet Sisters, Spin the Bottle (Greetings from Somewhere Else in the USA), Upside Down Inside Out and A Taste for It, and a short story collection All Together Now, published internationally and in translation. Her articles and short stories have appeared in newspapers, magazines and anthologies in Australia, the UK and Ireland. At Home with the Templetons was a number 1 best-seller in Australia and was shortlisted for the Eason Popular Fiction Award in the 2010 Irish Book Awards. Those Faraday Girls won the General Fiction Book of the Year at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards. All Together Now was shortlisted in the same category in the 2009 Australian Book Industry Awards.
For the past nineteen years she and her Irish husband have been moving back and forth between Australia and Ireland. They currently live in Dublin.