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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 The Nearly Happy Family
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'Claire Delaney, a fiery fifteen-year-old, and her mother, Jackie, are both out of control. They've had a lot to deal with after the tragic death of Claire's father - and they're driving each other crazy.

'When Jackie, a forty-something comedian, announces she's going to marry a younger man she's only just met, Claire is outraged. In retaliation she apprentices herself to a volatile Italian chef, who teacher her the secrets of his kitchen. In time, both Jackie and Claire discover that life - like the best recipes - is at once mysterious and mysteriously simple.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Des and Dawn, Gary, Bea and Robin.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2008 .
      Extent: 461p.
      ISBN: 9780670072088 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

[Untitled] Christy Fulcher , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 16 no. 4 2008; (p. 42)

— Review of The Nearly Happy Family Catherine McKinnon , 2008 single work novel
A Tragic Comedy Ruth Starke , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 305 2008; (p. 30)

— Review of The Nearly Happy Family Catherine McKinnon , 2008 single work novel
Relationships with a Sting in the Tail Kathy Hunt , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 3 no. 8 2008; (p. 22-23)

— Review of I Dream of Magda Stefan Laszczuk , 2007 single work novel ; The Nearly Happy Family Catherine McKinnon , 2008 single work novel ; Misconceptions Sophie Townsend , 2008 single work novel ; Walking to the Moon Kate Cole-Adams , 2008 single work novel ; Wasp Season Jennifer Scoullar , 2008 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 June 2008; (p. 38)

— Review of The Nearly Happy Family Catherine McKinnon , 2008 single work novel
More Than a Romance Katharine England , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 June 2008; (p. 10)

— Review of The Steele Diaries Wendy James , 2008 single work novel ; The Nearly Happy Family Catherine McKinnon , 2008 single work novel
Untitled Eliza Metcalfe , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 87 no. 8 2008; (p. 35)

— Review of The Nearly Happy Family Catherine McKinnon , 2008 single work novel
More Than a Romance Katharine England , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 June 2008; (p. 10)

— Review of The Steele Diaries Wendy James , 2008 single work novel ; The Nearly Happy Family Catherine McKinnon , 2008 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 June 2008; (p. 38)

— Review of The Nearly Happy Family Catherine McKinnon , 2008 single work novel
Relationships with a Sting in the Tail Kathy Hunt , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 3 no. 8 2008; (p. 22-23)

— Review of I Dream of Magda Stefan Laszczuk , 2007 single work novel ; The Nearly Happy Family Catherine McKinnon , 2008 single work novel ; Misconceptions Sophie Townsend , 2008 single work novel ; Walking to the Moon Kate Cole-Adams , 2008 single work novel ; Wasp Season Jennifer Scoullar , 2008 single work novel
A Tragic Comedy Ruth Starke , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 305 2008; (p. 30)

— Review of The Nearly Happy Family Catherine McKinnon , 2008 single work novel
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