The Wakes

The Wakes

Regular price £16.99

Dianne Yarwood

Category: Fiction General

Format: Hardback

Publication date: 4/13/23

Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 304 pages

Weight: 412

Dimensions: 144 x 225 x 29

A truly delightful debut novel . . . Funny, moving, tender and wise, I ate up every delicious word' Liane Moriarty'I adored this novel. Charming, poignant and moving but also very funny'Cathy RentzenbrinkIt's winter in Sydney and the lives of two strangers have fallen apart. Newly separated and in need of a distraction, Clare agrees to help her neighbour Louisa with a funeral catering business that has bitten off more than it can chew. Meanwhile, emergency doctor Chris has witnessed too many deaths but still feels compelled to attend the occasional wake. When Clare and Chris meet, the good in their lives is slowly illuminated. After all, the thing about death is that it makes life matter. Funny, moving, wise and hopeful, The Wakes is an irresistible debut novel about old friends, lost love, good food and new beginnings. 'Few people can write about food and heartbreak like Nora Ephron - that was until Dianne Yarwood . . . comfort food for your mind' Harper's Bazaar