Things Without A Name (2008, Allen & Unwin) - Buy Now
Faith Roberts used to think about falling in love. But that was a long time ago. At 34 she has seen too much intimacy gone wrong in her role as a counselor at a women's crisis centre. Then one night, in an odd twist of fate, Faith finds herself wringing out years of unshed tears in a veterinary clinic. It is a night that will slowly change everything as Faith finally begins to understand that before you can save others, you have to save yourself.
'The reader is left mulling over the many different varieties of generosity, a virtue clearly prized above all others in this novel's message and in Fedler's own practice as a writer. Her book is an intermittently grueling but very rewarding read.' The Sydney Morning Herald
'Fedler is one of the few writers I have read, apart from authors of the classics, that I have wanted to meet and sit down with and have a long talk...'. Gleebooks review
Authentic, profound. Heat magazine
'Extremely poignant and wildly funny... this novel is unforgettable.' SAJR
'This is a truly unputdown-able book.' wwwomen.com
'I was dangerously mesmerized by Things without A Name... it is a savagely political book couched in middle-class safety... the book was a privilege to read.' Tracey Farren, author of Whiplash (Modjaji Books, 2008)
Secret Mother's Business (Allen & Unwin, 2006) - Buy Now
Eight very different women get together for a sleepover with no husbands, no kids, a sumptuous feast and a lot of alchohol. Secrets are revealed and loyalties tested as these women talk about the reality of their lives, both lived and fantasized. Based on real conversations with real women, this book breaks the unspoken code of perfect mothering to expose the raw truths about motherhood.
'I called my mother as soon as I finished the book and apologized for all the bad things I had done.' The Weekender
‘At times hilarious, at times extremely sad, this is a must-read.' Fairlady
'Achingly honest.' Canberra Times
'This book is funny and sad by turns and you'll be surprised by how much of yourself and your friends you'll recognize... Fedler's obvious love of food is a highlight as, through the medium of her mouth-wateringly described dishes, she lavishes love and affection on her friends.' She, UK
The Dreamcloth (Jacana Media, 2005) - Buy Now Download ebook now
When Mia, haunted by the ghost of her poet grandmother Maya, is called to be at the bedside of Asher Trubik, the man she blames for her father's death, he gives her the dreamcloth, a small patchwork of beads and lace which holds the secret of a forbidden love-affair which ruined many lives. Returning from Bosnia to South Africa to confront her icy mother on the eve of Apartheid's demise, Mia weaves her way back to her childhood to come to grips with the losses and injustices she has carried for too long.
‘A book that glows and fills the heart and the mind.' Cape Times
‘...a captivating and somehow haunting work.' Mail & Guardian
‘Fedler is adept at creating poignant, lyrical images all the more evocative because they play in our own memory.' Sunday Independent