The Mothers' Group tells the story of six very different women who agree to regularly meet soon after the births of their babies. Set during the first crucial year of their babies' lives, The Mothers' Group tracks the women's individual journeys - and the group's collective one - as they navigate birth and motherhood as well as the shifting ground of their relationships with their partners. Each woman strives in her own way to become the mother she wants to be, and finds herself becoming increasingly reliant on the friendship and support of the members of the mothers' group. Until one day an unthinkably shocking event changes everything, testing their bonds and revealing closely held secrets that threaten to shatter their lives. The Mothers' Group is an unflinching and compelling portrait of the modern family in all its complexity and intensity: love, sex and marriage and all the joys and tensions of raising children in an increasingly complicated world.
An enthralling read. Be prepared to burn the midnight oil, as it is impossible to put down. * Sunday Herald Sun * An insightful and sensitively written novel that will resonate with many new (and less new) parents. * Saturday Age *
Fiona Higgins is the author of Love in the Age of Drought, a memoir about falling in love with a farmer, leaving Sydney and moving to rural Queensland.