A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski, author of eight bestselling novels and a number of non-fiction books, has written this charming novel about the pleasure a first-rate book can bring to us all.
Ros, Adele, Judy and Simone are the remaining members of an online book club that has diminished over the years. They have often discussed meeting face to face, but have never done so until now. Adele, who is house-sitting in the Blue Mountains, decides to invite the other three women to stay. They have a month to get to know each other, whilst walking along bush tracks, visiting the nearest small town, taking a turn at cooking, and, best of all, choosing their favourite book to share with the others.
The book chosen must resonate with that person so that the others can learn about her inner self, while revealing theirs. All four women are at a defining moment in their lives. They face the problems of aging, ill health, life after retirement, and the need to accept and adapt to these changes. Each offers the others advice, comfort, support and, most important of all, love and true friendship.
This is a delightful book that will connect with all women, particularly those born in the 1940’s and 50’s, who will recognise themselves in at least one of the characters. Younger women will be inspired by those women taking control of their lives and aging imaginatively.
A Month of Sundays is available in paperback and e-book.
About Liz Byrski
Liz Byrski is a novelist, non-fiction writer, former journalist and ABC broadcaster, with more than fifty years experience in the British and Australian media. She is the author of eight bestselling novels, including Gang of Four, In the Company of Strangers and Family Secrets, and a dozen non-fiction books including the popular memoir, Remember Me; Getting On: Some Thoughts on Women and Ageing and In Love and War: Nursing Heroes.
Liz’s books have been published in the UK, France and Germany and her articles and essays have appeared in national and international publications. She has won several awards for her work as a print and radio journalist, and has worked as an advisor to a minister in the West Australian Government, and is a former President of the West Australian Women’s Advisory Council to the Premier. Liz completed her PhD in women’s fiction at Curtin University where she lectures in Professional and Creative Writing.
Liz was born in London in 1944 and lived in England until 1981, when she moved to Western Australia with her family. She now lives close to Fremantle and enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, writing, movies, walking and swimming.