The fragile domestic balance of a share house is exploded in this classic Australian novel about friendship, faith and miracles.
True Stories: Selected Non-Fiction
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...
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,...
Honour and Other People’s Children
Breakdown of friendship between two women, Scotty and Ruth collapses their collective household. Scotty loves Ruth's daughter as only the childless can love other people's children, but the broken friendship leaves Scotty with no...
Postcards From Surfers Popular Penguins
From one of Australia's most celebrated writers come 11 stories about the complexities of 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...
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...
The Spare Room
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...
Joe Cinque’s Consolation: A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law
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....
The First Stone
In the autumn of 1992, two young women students at Melbourne University went to the police claiming that they had been indecently assaulted at a party. The man they accused was the head of their co-ed residential college. The...
The Feel of Steel
Helen Garner's second non-fiction collection moves through loss and desolation into moods of wonder, hilarity and beauty. This weave of working journalism with longer essays has the texture of a memoir, and offers a personal...
Postcards From Surfers
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...
True Stories: Selected Non-Fiction: Selected Non-Fiction
Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Prize for Non-Fiction in 1996 Helen Garner writes about everything from visiting the morgue to getting the sack for teaching her schoolkids about sex.
Charts the lives of a generation. The characters are exploring new ways of loving and living - and nothing is harder than learning to love lightly. Nora and Javo are trapped in a desperate relationship. Nora's addiction is...
The Spare Room
Helen prepares her spare room for her friend Nicola. She is coming to Melbourne to receive cancer treatment she believes will cure her. From the moment Nicola steps off the plane, Helen becomes her nurse, her protector, her...
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