The Last Anniversary

The Last Anniversary

Book - 2005
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The formidable Connie Thrum of Scribbly Gum Island is the chief decision-maker of an unconventional family. It's been over seventy years since she and her sister Rose visited their neighbours and found a baby waking for her feed, but no sign of her parents. The "Munro Baby Mystery" still hasn't been solved. But now Connie has passed away and the island residents ponder her legacy. Sophie Honeywell is looking down the barrel of her fortieth birthday and still hoping for that fairytale ending. Her new friend Grace, the Munro Baby's grand daughter, can't tell anyone what she hopes for. Meanwhile, a frumpy housewife makes a pact with a stranger, an old lady starts making her own decisions and a family secret finally explodes on an extraordinary night of mulled wine, fire-eating and face-painting.
Publisher: 2005
ISBN: 9780060890681
9781405036849
1405036842
Branch Call Number: AF MORI

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pattyloucor67
Sep 23, 2016

Lovely story of two sisters and their progeny, living with the mystery of a couple who disappeared and the infant they left behind. Although this sounds ominous, most of the story is far from it. The book is delightful, well-written, and a good read.

ehbooklover Feb 01, 2016

This book is tough to review. It was not what I expected. I went into the book thinking it would be a light, fun read but it is not. But this is definitely not a bad thing. I felt that the parts of the story that touched on the very serious issue of post-partum depression were convincing and felt very real. I grew attached to the interesting and dysfunctional family that the book focuses on. I ended up guessing the main mystery, but I loved the unexpected twist at the end that seemingly came out of nowhere. Overall, this was a pretty great read by one of my favourite authors.

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brenstuhr
Aug 20, 2015

Fun characters, enjoyable, easy read. Love the author!

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LESVAN8
Jul 07, 2015

Really enjoyed this book and loved the characters - was kind of sad when I reached the last chapter as I wanted to see what happens next with the Scribbly Gum residents.

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open2life
May 22, 2015

Entertaining!

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lpreston214
Mar 05, 2015

Another good book by Moriarty. A step up from her previous, this one shows how she began moving toward adding "issues" to her novels. Here we have postpartum depression, a disorder often trivialized or discredited outright. I also liked the mystery, the characters and the blossoming of Veronika, Margie and especially Rose.

madison382 Oct 27, 2014

Another good book from Ms. Moriarty. This one is laugh out funny.

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