A novel about marriage, love and family by one of Australia's most beloved authors
'I loved every page of this funny, warm, delightful novel!' LIANE MORIARTY
'Told with great humour and pathos. It is a tonic and a delight' PIP WILLIAMS
Things haven't gone well for Simon Larsen lately. He adores his wife and children, but since his business failed and he lost the family home, he can't seem to get off the couch. His larger-than-life in-laws, the Schnabels, won't get off his case. To keep everyone happy, Simon needs to do one little job: he has a week to landscape a friend's backyard for an important Schnabel family event.
But as the week progresses, Simon is derailed by an unexpected house guest. As his world spins out of control, who can Simon really count on when the chips are down?
'A smart, funny novel about love, marriage and family' Weekend Australian
'With sharply observed characters and comic set-pieces to make you laugh out loud, Dinner with the Schnabels is great fun to read and casts a more mature and acerbic eye on modern masculinity' Sydney Morning Herald
'Laughs all the way . . . a charmer of a book' Daily Telegraph
'Once again proving why Jordan is one of this country's most exceptional writers' Better Reading
'Dinner with the Schnabels is a contemporary comic masterpiece. Practically every page boasts lines redolent of humour, wit and sarcasm that will make you snigger if not laugh out loud' ArtsHub
'A cheeky, fun read' Vogue Australia
'Hilarious' The Bookshelf (ABC Radio)
'Toni Jordan at her finest - brilliantly observed and highly entertaining. I inhaled her words then snorted them out laughing!' JOANNA NELL
'Terrific . . . Dinner with the Schnabels is warm and quintessentially Australian yet extensively engaging' Sydney Arts Guide
'Just delightful . . . a modern comedy of manners that pokes affectionate fun at contemporary Australia - all with Toni's trademark warmth, sensitivity and tenderness. I am pressing it into the hands of everyone I know' KATE FORSYTH
Toni Jordan has worked as a molecular biologist, quality control chemist, TAB operator and door-to-door aluminium siding salesperson. She is the author of six novels including the international bestseller Addition, which was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, Nine Days, which was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards and was named in Kirkus Review's top 10 Historical Novels of 2013, and Our Tiny, Useless Hearts, which was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. Toni has been published widely in newspapers and magazines. She holds a Bachelor of Science in physiology and a PhD in Creative Arts. Toni lives in Melbourne.