Helen Garner

 Read reviewThis House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial

This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial

Helen Garner

On the evening of 4 September 2005, Father's Day, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home to their mother, Cindy, when his car left the road and plunged into a dam. The boys, aged ten, seven and...

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Monkey Grip

Monkey Grip

Helen Garner

Nora falls in love with Javo the junkie, and together they try to make sense of their lives and the choices they have made. But caught in an increasingly ambiguous relationship, they are unable to let go - and the harder they pull...

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Joe Cinque's Consolation: A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law

Joe Cinque’s Consolation: A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law

Helen Garner

In October 1997, a clever young student at the ANU murdered her boyfriend. She and her best friend were later charged with murder. Garner followed the trial in the ACT Supreme Court. This book is about how and why Joe Cinque died....

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True Stories: Selected Non-Fiction

True Stories: Selected Non-Fiction

Helen Garner

New format of this collection of personal essays by Helen Garner, which spans 25 years of work, by one of Australia's greatest writers. Readers will be fascinated by some of the events that shaped her life as a writer and as a...

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The Children's Bach

The Children’s Bach

Helen Garner

Athena and Dexter lead an enclosed family life, innocent of fashion and bound towards a disturbed child. Their comfortable rut is disrupted by the arrival of Elizabeth, a tough nut from Dexter's past. With her three charming,...

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 Read reviewCosmo Cosmolino

Cosmo Cosmolino

Helen Garner, Ramona Koval

The fragile domestic balance of a share house is exploded in this classic Australian novel about friendship, faith and miracles.

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Monkey Grip

Monkey Grip

Helen Garner

Nora falls in love with Javo the junkie, and together they try to make sense of their lives and the choices they have made. But caught in an increasingly ambiguous relationship, they are unable to let go - and the harder they pull...

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 Read reviewThe Spare Room

The Spare Room

Helen Garner

Helen prepares her spare room for her friend Nicola, who is flying down from Sydney for a visit. But this is no ordinary visit - Nicola has advanced cancer. She is coming to Melbourne to receive treatment. A story of compassion...

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The Feel of Steel

The Feel of Steel

Helen Garner

Although I have been married three times, I have never been a bride.

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Postcards from Surfers

Postcards from Surfers

Helen Garner

These stories are about life and love; of looking back and longing; of what it means to be a stranger, on foreign ground and known, told with the piercing familiarity and resonance we have come to expect. Honest, often very funny...

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 Read reviewForty-one False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers

Forty-one False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers

Janet Malcolm, Helen Garner

In Forty-one False Starts one of the world's great writers of literary non-fiction brings together for the first time essays published over several decades.

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Bush Studies

Bush Studies

Barbara Baynton, Helen Garner

First published 1902, Bush Studies is famous for an unsentimental depiction of frontier life with its particular difficulties for women.

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