Australian Independent Bookseller

All the best books from your local independent bookseller

This Has Been Absolutely Lovely

This Has Been Absolutely Lovely

by Jessica Dettmann

Family is forever, and there's nothing you can do about it. The charming, hilarious and all-too-relatable new novel from the author of How To Be Second Best.

Format
PB
Category
Fiction
Publisher
Harper Collins Publishers
Publish Date
January 2021

Molly's a millennial home organiser about to have her first baby. Obviously her mum, Annie, will help with the childcare. Everyone else's parents are doing it. But Annie's dreams of music stardom have been on hold for thirty-five years, paused by childbirth then buried under her responsibilities as a mother, wage earner, wife, and only child of ailing parents. Finally, she can taste freedom. As Molly and her siblings gather in the close quarters of the family home over one fraught summer, shocking revelations come to light. Everyone is forced to confront the question of what it means to be a family. This Has Been Absolutely Lovely is a story about growing up and giving in, of parents and children, of hope and failure, of bravery and defied expectation, and whether it is ever too late to try again.

Other titles you should consider ...

The Prophets

Robert Jones Jr.

Rise

Mark Bouris

Not all products are available in all stores.