Author(s): Monica Mcinerney
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 bohemian, unusual...peculiar even. No one is more intrigued by the family than their neighbours, single mother Nina Donovan and her young son Tom. Before long, the two families' lives become entwined in unexpected ways, to the delight of Gracie, the sweetest of the Templeton children. 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?
One of the stars of Australian fiction, Monica McInerney is the author of the internationally bestselling novels, A Taste for It, Upside Down Inside Out, Spin the Bottle, The Alphabet Sisters, Family Baggage and Those Faraday Girls, which won the General Fiction Book of the Year at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards. Her collection of short fiction, All Together Now, was shortlisted for the same award in 2009. Monica grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley of South Australia and has been living between Australia and Ireland for nineteen years. She and her Irish husband currently live in Dublin.