I Give My Marriage A Year

I Give My Marriage A Year

by Holly Wainwright
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 25/08/2020

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Lou and Josh have been together for 14 years. They share two kids, a mortgage, careers and plenty of history. Now, after a particularly fraught Christmas, Lou is ready to ask herself: is this marriage worth hanging on to?

Every month for a year, Lou sets a different test for their relationship - from daily sex to brutal honesty - to help her decide if she should stay or go. Secrets are exposed, old wounds reopened and a true-to-life suburban love story unfolds.

I Give My Marriage a Year paints a sharply accurate, often hilarious picture of a modern Australian marriage. Lou and Josh are a couple on the edge, and their efforts to bring their relationship back from the brink will resonate with anyone who has ever asked themselves: is this enough?

Whose side will you take? Who deserves a second chance? And will Josh and Lou stay together or split for good?


'The most insightful novel on marriage I've ever read. I can't stop thinking about it.' Mia Freedman

'Poignant, compelling and full of aha moments, this book will have you nodding, laughing and crying, and most of all, incredibly invested in the outcome.' Sally Hepworth

'If you are looking for a book to escape these troubling times, then Holly Wainwright's I Give My Marriage a Year is just the ticket. It's a sharply written, funny and poignant portrait of marriage, and all the highs and lows that go with it.' Frances Whiting, Sunday Mail

'What we're loving right now...another clever offering from Holly Wainwright.' Daily Telegraph

'Wainwright gets the tone right, there are some funny moments alongside the marital drama...by the end you'll be looking at your own relationship and wondering if it's time to set your own deadline.' Courier Mail

Contemporary fiction
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
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Pan Macmillan Australia
Holly Wainwright

Holly Wainwright is a writer, editor and broadcaster who lives in Sydney with her young family.

She's the Head of Content at women's media company Mamamia and The Strangers Upstairs is her fourth novel.

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