A compelling novel about a regular, dysfunctional family and the secrets they live with, for anyone who has ever been confused by those they hold dearest. From the author of the critically acclaimed TOM HOUGHTON.
'one of this year's most anticipated local releases' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
'compelling first novel' WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN
'tightly crafted' THE AGE
Life isn't meant to be planned, it's meant to be lived.
Maggie Apperton has always been a busy wife and mother. It suited her. She had never wanted to stop and really listen, to her children or her husband . . . or herself.
With the sudden death of her husband, Marcus, Maggie realises she doesn't know the adults her children have become. Her son, Patrick, has told his mother a little about his life in the city - but only the basics. Her daughter, Isabel, writes regularly, but her letters from Paris are polite and businesslike, revealing nothing.
As Maggie, Isabel and Patrick come together to say goodbye to Marcus, long-guarded secrets begin to surface. In confronting the past, the bonds of family are stretched to breaking point. They each must learn to listen and forgive, before it is too late.
If you loved the movie THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU or Lian Moriarty's THE HUSBAND'S SECRET, you will love PICTURES OF US.
Now featuring the first chapter of Todd's exciting new book, TOM HOUGHTON.
tightly crafted - The Age
One of this year's most anticipated local releases. - The Sunday Telegraph
compelling first novel - Weekend Australian
PICTURES OF US will engage anyone who has ever been intrigued or confused by their own family - Travelink
Todd Alexander was born in Sydney in 1973 and has been writing for over 20 years. His work has been published in magazines and periodicals, and his first novel, PICTURES OF US, was published in 2006.
Todd's non-fiction titles include: HOW TO BUY AND SELL ON EBAY, HOW TO MAKE MONEY ON EBAY, WHY PAY RETAIL?, GET YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE... NOW!, EVERYDAY INTERNET AT ANY AGE, THE NEW EBAY and CHECK 100: TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL EBAY BUSINESS. In 2015 Todd returns to fiction, his first love, with the release of TOM HOUGHTON.
Todd has six years' experience as a bookseller and head office buyer and spent twelve years working at eBay. He lives in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales with his partner (and cat, pigs, chooks and ducks) where they run a boutique vineyard and accommodation business, Block Eight. A graduate of Macquarie University, Todd has degrees in Modern Literature and Law.
For more information about Todd visit his website (http://www.toddalexander.net.au/index.html) or follow him on Twitter (@Todd_Alexander).