"The doyenne of women's fiction" West Australian
Over the years, the residents of Emerald Street have become more than just neighbours, they have built lasting friendships over a drink and chat on their back verandahs.
Now a new chapter begins with the children having left home. Helen and Dennis have moved from their high maintenance family property to an apartment by the river with all the mod cons. For Joyce and Mac, the empty nest has Joyce craving a new challenge, while Mac fancies retirement on the south coast.
Meanwhile, Polly embarks on a surprising long-distance relationship. But she worries about her friend next door. Stella's erratic behaviour is starting to resemble something much more serious than endearing eccentricity...
With her trademark warmth and wisdom, Liz Byrski involves us in the lives and loves of Emerald Street, and reminds us what it is to be truly neighbourly.
MORE PRAISE FOR THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR
"Liz Byrski has a guaranteed cheer squad for her novels which champion ... women taking charge of their life and growing old creatively." Daily Telegraph
"Compelling reading, combining great drama with strong and complex characters." West Australian
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Reading Liz Byrski’s books is like having an honest, late-night conversation with a friend. In The Woman Next Door, she introduces us to a close-knit group of neighbours living on Emerald Street in suburban Fremantle, Western Australia. Drawn with great affection, Byrski’s characters—like eccentric Stella, an actor whose memory is failing, and idealistic Joyce, who’s forging a new career—are shifting their priorities and allegiances in the autumn of their lives. Their struggles with loyalty, love, mortality and the quest for meaning are told with warm, hopeful empathy.
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The Woman Next Door
Another fantastic book written in such an easy to read style that Liz writes in all her books. Like all her books you can related to one of the characters or trends you see in yourself or your friends. I love all Liz's books and this one was no different..I laughed cried and reflected on my own ageing process. Can't wait for the next book....thank you Liz. Joanne