Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743547373
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 30/08/2016
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    Fiction & related items / General
    Medicine / Alzheimer’s & dementia
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Pages: 352
  • Price: $17.99

From the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives

'A poignant love story' West Australian

Anna Forster knows that her twin brother has sent her to Rosalind House because another young resident, Luke lives there. As if, Anna muses, a little companionship will soften the unfairness of her fate.
Eve Bennett also comes to Rosalind House reluctantly. Once a pampered wife, she is now cooking and cleaning to make ends meet.
Both women are facing futures they didn't expect. With only unreliable memories to guide them, they have no choice but to trust something more powerful. Something closer to the heart.


'A thoughtful, insightful treatment of the condition of dementia' Sydney Morning Herald
'A poignant tale...tugs at the heartstrings' Marie Claire
'Like Lisa Genova's best-selling Still Alice, it will move you...tender' Courier Mail
'The Secrets of Midwives was one of the highest-selling Australian debuts of 2015 and there's no second book syndrome here. A touching look at how dementia, indeed the diminishing of all memories, shapes lives and futures' Canberra Times

Author Information

Sally Hepworth has lived around the world, spending extended periods in Singapore, the UK, and Canada, where she worked in event management and human resources. She is the author of The Secrets of Midwives, published by Pan Macmillan in February 2015.

Sally lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children.