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The Resource After the Party

After the Party

Label
After the Party
Title
After the Party
Statement of responsibility
Cassie Hamer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Liane Moriarty meets Marian Keyes with a touch of Christos Tsiolkas's The Slap in this hilarious, touching and clever novel that asks what wouldn't you do to save a child? Be careful what you wish for... Lisa Wheeldon has a lovely life. Wife to a gorgeous husband, Scott, and a devoted mother to two small daughters, the former accountant has everything she wants - except a third child. But the universe has a strange way of providing. On the surface, Ava's fifth birthday party seems the ideal opportunity for Lisa to meet her daughter's new kindergarten friends - all 32 of them! But from beginning to end, the day is a complete nightmare, capped off by the discovery of a little girl hiding in the Wheeldon's backyard. At first, Lisa reasons that Ellie's mum is running late. But when they open a gift from the mysterious little girl, it becomes clear her mother has no intention of returning at all... What sort of mother abandons her child? And why has she chosen the Wheeldons? Together, Lisa and her sister Jamie launch their own efforts to find the missing mum, a journey that will force Lisa to face her past, Jamie to confront her future and see both embroiled with angry exes, pragmatic fortune-tellers, Russian mobsters and a hyena pack of yummy mummies. A journey that will force Lisa to rethink all she knows about being a good mother. Praise for After the Party 'Everything I love in a novel ­- jam-packed with intrigue and humour - After the Party will keep you turning the pages into the early hours.' - Bestselling Australian author Rachael Johns 'a light-hearted and heart-warming story about parenting, marriage and family...I can see it being passed from sister to sister, or from girlfriend to girlfriend, with a knowing look, an exasperated sigh and a genuine giggle.' - Cass Moriarty bestselling author of The Promise Seed and Parting Words
Summary
Lisa Wheeldon has a lovely life. Wife to a gorgeous husband, Scott, and a devoted mother to two small daughters, the former accountant has everything she wants - except a third child. But the universe has a strange way of providing. On the surface, Ava's fifth birthday party seems the ideal opportunity for Lisa to meet her daughter's new kindergarten friends - all 32 of them! But from beginning to end, the day is a complete nightmare, capped off by the discovery of a little girl hiding in the Wheeldon's backyard. At first, Lisa reasons that Ellie's mum is running late. But when they open a gift from the mysterious little girl, it becomes clear her mother has no intention of returning at all.
Theme
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2019.
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10754305
Cataloging source
SALS
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Hamer, Cassie
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Family Sagas
  • General Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
After the Party
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_590215
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781489257901
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
After the Party
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_590215
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781489257901
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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