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The Mothers' Group

By Fiona Higgins | Paperback | 3 Review(s)

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The Mothers' Group tells the story of six very different women who agree to regularly meet soon after the births of their babies. Set during the first crucial year of their babies' lives, The Mothers' Group tracks the women's individual journeys - and the group's collective one - as they navigate... read more

Format
Paperback
Release Date
27 Feb 2012
Author(s)
Fiona Higgins
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
ISBN-13
9781742379869
Dimensions
155mm x 234mm
Pages
312
Format
Paperback
Release Date
27 Feb 2012
Author(s)
Fiona Higgins
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
ISBN-13
9781742379869
Dimensions
155mm x 234mm
Pages
312

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Currently out of stock online, please contact your nearest store for availability

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The construct is a little formulaic - six mothers, six very different women, drawn together only because they are first time mothers – and, on occasion, you have to suspend belief, but this is nonetheless a very readable story about the first year of a mother’s life and how once that baby arrives, everything changes. We follow the different women as they comes to terms with being a parent, going back to work, dealing with step children and maintaining their relationships with their partners. I read it in one go, right through to the shocking climax and it’s all the publishers promise - moving, provocative and gripping. Highly readable.

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"The shocking climax.." That has me intrigued.
26 Aug 2012 14:24:00 | Natalie O'Brien

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18 May 2012
By Lesley Burns
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The Mothers group

When I first picked up this book I wondered if it would be my type of book. I soon forget any preconceived ideas as each character appeared and I joined them in their everyday lives.The variety of people, lifestyles and situations were quite believable and also brought out varied possible situations of parents and mothers lives. All of this was bound together by the support group they attended and I certainly was made to think differently about a Mothers situation and experience. It became an intriguing read and I couldn't put it down towards the end. A great read for all women and probably some Dads too.

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18 May 2012
By Lesley Burns
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15 May 2012
By Karen Stewart
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The Mother's Group

Like Kerre, I read this book in one day, Mother's Day. I found the style flowed well and you got more background about each character as the first person narrative changed. Each set of parents had flaws that the other couples couldn't see at first and it was a little like a putting together a puzzle piece by piece. It really took me back to the first year's of my boys lives and the memory of labour. I don't think I would recommend it to new mother's but ones who have had their children a while ago. Well worth reading and a worthy title to be a Kerre's Choice book.

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15 May 2012
By Karen Stewart
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