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Wife on the Run  - Fiona Higgins

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Published: 1st November 2014
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When social media and a mobile phone expose a high school scandal and a husband's shameful secrets the only thing left to do is ... run. In the remarkable new novel from the bestselling author of The Mothers' Group a beleaguered wife and mother escapes it all on a family road trip - without technology - to reclaim her life and rebuild her family.

A mother's greatest fear... A wife's worst nightmare... What would you do?

When two technology-related disasters hit within days of each other, Paula knows her comfortable suburban life has been irrevocably blown apart. One involves the public shaming of her teenage daughter, the other is a discovery about her husband that shocks her to her core. With her world unravelling around her, Paula does the only thing that makes any sense to her: she runs away from it all.

She pulls her children out of school and takes off on a trip across Australia with her elderly father and his caravan. The only rule is No Technology - no phones, no Facebook, no Instagram, no tablets, games or computers. It's time to get back to basics and learn how to be a family again.

It all sounds so simple - and for a while, it is. But along the way Paula will meet new, exciting complications, and realise that running away is only a temporary solution. The past has to be faced before the future can begin.

A thrilling, tender and hugely entertaining story of loss, love and discovery from the bestselling author of The Mothers' Group.

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        "A page-turning domestic melodrama for the social media age." --Sydney Morning Herald -A page-turning domestic melodrama for the social media age.- --Sydney Morning Herald

        Fiona Higgins

        Born in Melbourne and educated in Sydney, Fiona Higgins has worked in the philanthropic sector over the past 15 years.

        Her previous roles include Executive Director for The Caledonia Foundation, Philanthropy Services Manager for Cambooya Services, Programme Manager for The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and Communications Officer at Australian Red Cross (NSW). Currently she is Director of Grantmaking and Evaluation at Australian Philanthropic Services, and sits on the board of The Caledonia Foundation and The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation.

        Fiona's memoir, Love in the Age of Drought, was published in 2009 by Macmillan and her first novel, The Mothers' Group, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2012, with foreign rights sold in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. She holds tertiary qualifications in the humanities and social sciences, and lives in Bali with her husband and three children.

        Visit Fiona Higgins's Booktopia Author Page


        ISBN: 9781743310267
        ISBN-10: 1743310269
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 432
        Published: 1st November 2014
        Publisher: Allen & Unwin
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.81
        Weight (kg): 0.57