In 1970s Sydney, an era of ABBA concerts and the Holden Kingswood, three lonely women form an unlikely friendship. Libby, Carol, and Anna come together as all three experience marriage breakdowns, and forge unique bonds while they discover who they are outside of being someone’s wife. Navigating motherhood, separations, and newfound freedom, the three discover how invaluable their support of each other is. Written with humour and emotional depth, The Women and the Girls encompasses the nuances of love, family, friendship and freedom.
Reading room discussion: When is an occasion you have experienced the solidarity of friendship help you through a tough time?