In 1917, while the world is at war, Alma falls pregnant, and her daughter, Molly, is born in secret.
In 1952, Anna enters a Salvation Army home for unmarried mothers, determined to keep her baby.
In 1975, Cathy is living with David, determined not to get married, but when she falls pregnant a new chapter is added to this family story.
Interweaving the intimate lives of three generations of Australian women, this is a tale about secrets, motherhood, adoption and the untold stories that shape us.
"Quietly moving.... If you like Colm Toíbín's work, I'm sure you will love this book." (Readings)
"Beautifully written and deeply poignant. One of the most satisfying Australian novels I’ve read in years." (Alex Miller, Miles Franklin Literary Award-winning author of The Ancestor Game)
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