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3.14 of 5 stars 3.14  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Since they were twelve years old, friends Mim and Ruth have faced the world together. Over twenty years they have navigated their way through the death of Ruth's mother, first loves, break-ups, and a wedding to find themselves happily sharing a house, along with Ruth's husband, Simon.

But when Ruth becomes pregnant - something she and Simon ave long desired - things begin
Paperback, 319 pages
Published 2008 by Random House Australia
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Deborah Allin
This book was a really well written exploration of the complexities of a female friendship evolving over time within the context of one of the friends (Ruth) falling pregnant which raises all kinds of complex emotional issues for the other (Mim) who has personal demons to face.

Other reviewers have said its "too dramatic" or "overwrought". I don't agree the entire premise of the novel is that friendships have all kinds of subtexts and complexities and I feel it works on a number of levels. I foun
Jun 27, 2008 K rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2008, sydney
An emotional read set in my favourite Sydney area. I thought it overly depressing and melodramatic at times, but I still liked it a lot, especially the descriptions of the places so familiar to me.
Enjoyed the Sydney and Broken Hill settings. Characters seemed to get a bit overwrought but nevertheless the story was very readable.
One and a half star. Easy to read but not terribly gripping.
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