Author(s): Laurence Fearnley
Life is tough for 40-year-old solo mother Maggie, a home help caregiver. Her three children are all giving her a hard time, especially Bevan, who's in trouble with the police.
But when she's assigned a musician in a wheelchair to care for, something new enters her life. Maggie's a singer, Tim a fine guitarist. They'll make music together, but tragedy is just around the corner.
Then it's Mother's Day, and Maggie and her family gather...
This touching new novel from Laurence Fearnley contains many gems of warmth, affection, love and hope. Laurence Fearnly is one of New Zealand's finest writers. First published May 2009.
Laurence Fearnley is the author of seven novels. Edwin and Matilda was runner-up at the 2008 Montana Awards and Room was shortlisted in 2001. She has been awarded several fellowships, notably the 2004 Artists to Antarctica fellowship, the 2006 Island of Residencies fellowship in Tasmania, and the 2007 Robert Burns fellowship at the University of Otago. She lives in Dunedin.