You never know what can happen when a group of women reunite for a weekend away, leaving behind husbands, kids and chores...
It's been ages since Jo, Helen, Ereka and CJ first became friends through their mothers' group-back then, life revolved around their small children. Now their kids are pre-teens and teenagers with attitudes, iPods and raging hormones, and life is feeling emptier for some mothers, more liberating for others.
While away together in an old country house with a couple of new friends and plenty of wine and food, it's not long before the women are discussing men, marriage and parenting, sharing intimacies and confiding vulnerabilities. Friendships are put on the line as the bonds between them are tested and the weekend takes some unexpected turns.
Picking up where the international bestseller Secret Mothers' Business left off, The Reunion is an insightful, funny and often biting novel about the challenges women face as their bodies change, dreams fade and kids grow up. Ultimately it explores what it means to be a good friend, a good person and a good mother-and suggests that all love is about learning to let go.
About the Author
Joanne Fedler is the author of When Hungry, Eat, Secret Mothers' Business and The Dreamcloth. Her books have sold over 350,000 copies worldwide. Of her many awards and scholarships, she is proudest of Asshole of the Month from Hustler magazine in 1995 in response to her work on gender equality. Joanne studied law at Yale on a Fulbright scholarship, and was a law lecturer and a volunteer legal counsellor at People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) in Johannesburg, South Africa, before setting up and running a legal advocacy centre to end violence against women. She was appointed by the Minister of Justice to sit on a project committee of the Law Commission to design new domestic violence legislation.
Some day Joanne hopes to set up a writer's colony, grow her own vegetables and live in a place where she will never be stuck in traffic. She currently lives in Sydney with her husband and two kids.
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st May 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.405