About Us

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Penguin Books Limited, Jul 15, 2021 - Fiction - 384 pages

'A charming, laugh-out-loud read' - SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

Three couples. One therapist's couch ...


Alice and Niall used to be lovers, best friends and parents, in that order. Now they're no longer on the same page or even reading from the same book.

Ann thought when she and Ken retired, it would be their second spring. Instead, it feels more like an icy winter.

Orla is falling in love with boyfriend Paul, but her complicated past makes her unsure if she can ever be intimate with anyone.

Three couples find themselves telling a stranger about the most private part of their lives - their hopes, their disappointments, their awkward realisations.

Can they learn to be honest with each other? And what life-changing decisions will be made when they do?

'Such a joy to read . . . a brilliant book' - CLAIRE BYRNE

'Moriarty has perfected the fine dance between light and shade, turning some of the most substantial and challenging of life's realities into compelling, companionable reads' - IRISH INDEPENDENT

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User Review  - Twink - LibraryThing

Sinead Moriarty's new novel has three couples and one therapist's couch as the base for her new book, About Us. Moriarty has cleverly chosen three couples of varying ages and stages of life, each with ... Read full review

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About Us is the fifteenth contemporary novel from Irish author, Sinead Moriarty, an engaging novel about three couples facing intimacy issues in their relationships. Exhausted by the daily demands of ... Read full review

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About the author (2021)

Sinéad Moriarty's novels have sold over 900,000 copies in Ireland and the UK. She has won over readers and critics by telling stories that are humane, moving and relevant to modern women. In 2015 she won the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction. She lives in her native Dublin with her husband and their three children.