Book Companion Logo  THE WAKES by Dianne Yarwood
Characters By Chapter
Robyn Roberts
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1PaulSwanRuns his own advertising agency. (Middle-aged)
 ClareShepardPharmacist, wife of David, mother of Alex and Grace.
 ElizabethSwan45 yr old High School English Teacher. A.k.a 'Beth' nee Tennant.
 LouisaShawGardener, cook, Clare's friend.
 DanSwanElizabeth's husband, professional musician.
 Rachael Elizabeth's cousin.
 TimBuchananLouise's friend, owner a funeral home and Gilbert the dog.
 Amir Regulatory affairs specialist, Clare's colleague.
2ChrisLang46 yr old hospital emergency doctor, husband of Sophie.
 Amelia Chris's co-worker at the hospital.
 CatherineReadyChris's colleague - a hand surgeon at the hospital.
3DavidShephardHead of English at a girl's high school. Clare's husband.
 AlexShephard15 yr old son of Clare and David.
 GraceShephard12 yr old daughter of Clare and David.
  NortonDavid's psychologist.
 HopeWalkerBill's wife.
 MikeShephardDavid's brother.
 SarahLangChris's wife.
6Joanne Chris and Sarah's counselor.
 JulieTurnerFriend of Chris and Sarah.
 SteveTurnerFriend of Chris and Sarah.
7CaroShephardMike's wife.
 Lara Clare's 90 yr old Armenian neighbor.
 Gilbert A Poodle dog living with Louise.
 Helen Clare's friend, a former classmate, organizer of the school reunion.
 ParkerWildClare's Former classmate
8Tom Young man on Pippi Beach.
9Stuart Clare's dog.
10MaxDuncanChris's (40's yr old) friend, dying of pancreatic cancer.
11GretaHenry73 yr old who died of a bicycle accident.
12NinaHenryGreta's oldest daughter.
 SuzieHenryGreta's daughter.
 JillDuncanMax's wife.
14BruceHenryGreta's husband.
 MargieVaileGreta's best friend.
15JanieShawLouise's deceased Aunt.
16Frank Louise's elderly gardening client.
 Elaine Louise's cranky gardening client.
 Grant & Lucy Louise trims their hedge.
17Greg Sausage dog that lives next door to Max.
 WillDuncan14 yr old son of Max.
 JamesDuncan16 yr old son of Max.
 KeithDuncanMax's father.
20JackDuncanBeth and Dan's teenage son.
21BillWalkerHope's husband.
23Liam Paul's accounts manager.
25Cameron Restaurant waiter.
26 Hudson boys.Paul's next-door neighbors.
29EmmaHumphreysVolunteer tour guide at the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens.
 AnneBuchananTim's mother, friend of Louise's mother.
 Hugh Louise's former relationship.
 AllyShawLouise's mum.
30Graham Rachel's husband.
 Ethan Graham's neighbor, professional film editor.
 Sophie and Josh University students working for Clare and Louisa.

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EDITOR'S COMMENT: "Although Australian, this one could be anywhere as the setting is not
pertinent to the storyline. A contemporary fiction about life, funerals,
food, love and relationships.