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The Not So Perfect Life of Mo Lawrence

The Not So Perfect Life of Mo Lawrence
  

Michelle Lawrence's perfect life is just as she's designed it. But then her husband, Chad, ruins everything by taking a job in San Francisco, about as far from their comfortable family home as it's possible to get without actually emigrating. Michelle has no idea what's driving h... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869799366
Barcode 9781869799366
Published 3 September 2012 by Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Robertson, Catherine
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ISBN-13 9781869799366
ISBN-10 1869799364
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Black Swan NZ
Publication Date 3 September 2012
International Publication Date 3 August 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Robertson, Catherine
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 376
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 502g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 268091

Description of this Book

Michelle Lawrence's perfect life is just as she's designed it. But then her husband, Chad, ruins everything by taking a job in San Francisco, about as far from their comfortable family home as it's possible to get without actually emigrating. Michelle has no idea what's driving him. Up 'til now, Chad's primary focus has been keeping her happy, and Michelle can see no good reason why this had to change. But change it has, and Michelle now has to deal with Chad's increasing detachment, while building a new life with her two small children in a place filled with cat-eating coyotes and leaping deer. On top of that, Michelle's oldest friend, Darrell, is turning against marriage and babies, her newest friend, Connie, is a little too obsessed with clean taps, and her good-looking, English nanny, Benedict, has a hint of a shady past. And down the redwood-lined street, there's Aishe Herne, a woman who could pick a fight with a silent order of nuns. Aishe has designed her own kind of perfect life, in which there's room for her, her teenage son and no one else. Especially no one from her large Gypsy family, who until now Aishe has successfully kept at bay. But when cousin Patrick lands in town like a Cockney Nemesis, both Aishe and Michelle must begin determined campaigns to regain their grip on the steering wheel of their lives.

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Author's Bio

Catherine Robertson, writer of bestselling chick lit novels, was born in Wellington and attended Victoria University of Wellington. She left New Zealand for a while to live in San Francisco and Buckinghamshire, but is now back home. She lives in a house by the sea with her husband who sheds bicycle bits, a black labrador who sheds hair, a cat who sheds bits of whatever it's just eaten, and two sons who shed all of the above. Owning and running a marketing business with her husband, she also teaches budding entrepreneurs through Grow Wellington's 'Activate' programme. Her debut novel, The Sweet Second Life of Darrell Kincaid, hit the New Zealand bestseller list immediately, making its way to number one. She quickly followed this novel up with The Not So Perfect Life of Mo Lawrence. Hailed as 'a new national treasure', Catherine was a featured author at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair, and both of her books have been published in Germany. Kerre Woodham wrote of The Sweet Second Life of Darrell:'This is the novel I wish I had written - a warm, laugh-out-loud, funny romantic comedy. Fans of Marion Keyes, who is the benchmark for clever, witty chick lit, will love this ... Robertson is a refreshing new writer in the chick lit genre and deserves to be an international success. I just wish I'd written it.' Reviewing the follow-up novel, The Not So Perfect Life of Mo Lawrence, Woodham declared: 'An earthy, authentic tale of love and loss, Roberston has built on her reputation as a writer of great romantic comedy.' The Dominion Post Weekend heralded it as 'Chick Lit meets Lake Wobegon - that is, the men are good-looking and the women are strong.'

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