Family Baggage

Family Baggage Cover

Family Baggage

By Monica McInerney

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345490124, 499pp.

Publication Date: June 20, 2006

Description
An endearing and humane story about a family and its sticky web of secrets and misunderstandings . . . one of those rare books you could recommend to anyone and know that they ll love it.
The Australian Women's Weekly
Harriet Turner knows all about journeys. She's arranged hundreds of them for her family's travel agency. Now Harriet is joining her adopted sister, Lara, to lead a group through the Cornish countryside. But when Lara fails to appear at the airport as planned, Harriet finds herself in uncharted territory and suddenly alone with a busload of eccentric seniors. As the tour wends its way through the picturesque landscape, Harriet must uncover her sister's whereabouts and confront long-held family secrets involving Lara's arrival twenty-five years ago . . . not to mention keeping track of more baggage real and emotional than she ever expected.
With every book, Monica McInerney becomes more skilled at juggling plot complexities and giving depth to her characters. . . . Perfect for] weekend reading.
Marie Claire (Australia)
A book to treasure that is clever, amusing and heart-warmingly touching.
Woman's Day (Australia)