Sunday, January 25, 2009

Table of Contents: The Faraday Girls

Author: Monica McInerney
Publisher: Ballantine
Year: 2007
Synposis: The Faraday Girls opens in 1979, in Tasmania, Australia, just before the lives of Juliet, Miranda, Eliza, Sadie, Clementine and their father, Leo, are irrevocably altered by 16-year-old Clementine's announcement that she's pregnant. The family makes a uneasy, and soon to be destructive, pact to raise the child together until the start of elementary school. However, an error in judgement five years into the pact fragments the fragile family bonds and propels the sisters into their own individual destinys.

What Others Have to Say:
Publisher's Weekly
"Straightforward prose (leavened with spots of humor and upbeat, witty exchanges) keeps the narrative moving along."

Curled Up
"it is well-written and has heart even as it explores family demons"

Fresh Fiction
"[McInerney's] forte is the elegant prose she so expertly crafts that breezes across the pages and captures the reader from the very start. Charming, engrossing, and thought-provoking... McInerney is truly at her best."

Courier Mail
"filled with McInerney’s trademark warmth and humour"

Chapter 1 Excerpt

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