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The Reunion

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What happens when a group of forty-something women head away for a weekend together, leaving behind husbands, teenage kids and their mothering chores?

What happens when a group of forty-something women head away for a weekend together, leaving behind husbands, teenage kids and their mothering chores?

It’s been a long time since Jo, Helen, Ereka and CJ became friends through a mothers’ group, and some new faces have also been invited to their reunion. Over two days of eating and drinking intimacies are shared, marriage and motherhood discussed, and friendships – both old and new – are tested.

From the international bestselling author of Secret Mothers’ Business and When Hungry, Eat, this insightful memoir examines how mothers face new challenges in their lives and change as their children grow up. Many of the conversations in this book are adaptations of real conversations Joanne has had with her girlfriends or ones she’s overheard women having with each other in parks and hunched over shopping trolleys. It celebrates the fierce love between mothers and offspring, exploring what it means to be a good parent, a good friend and a good person – and how all love is ultimately about learning to let go.

About the Author
Joanne Fedler
grew up in the heart of Joburg, studied law at Wits, set up Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre to end violence against women and worked on the Law Commission that drafted the Domestic Violence Act. She lived in Cape Town for three years before making the heart-wrenching decision to leave her homeland. After eleven years in Sydney with her husband and two children, she still speaks like a japie, eats biltong and boerewors and supports SA against Australia in rugby (to the extent that she supports rugby).

She teaches life-writing classes and takes women on writing adventures with Women’s Own Adventure. She is also a motivational speaker and has worked to raise money for abused women, breast cancer research, post-natal depression and children with special needs.

Her books have sold over 400 000 copies worldwide.

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Author: Joanne Fedler
ISBN: 9781431403585
d-PDF ISBN: 9781431403738
ePUB ISBN: 9781431403745
mobi file ISBN: 9781431403752
Size (mm): 235x155mm
Pages: 320pp
format: Trade Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: South Africa
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012-04-23