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Helen Garner, This house of grief: The story of a murder trial (Review)

Well you might ask why you would want to read a book about the trial of a man accused of murdering his three sons by driving his car into a dam and escaping the car himself? 1,249 more words

Australian Literature

The Spare Room by Helen Garner

In November, Brona hosted an Australian Reading month. I read Helen Garner’s The Spare Room for the event (though I didn’t get to review it in time), a book I happened to find when I was reorganizing. 540 more words

Contemporary Fiction

Helen Garner's House of Grief and my Sonnet 6

Helen Garner, This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial (Text 2014)

This is the third of Helen Garner’s courtroom books, and it’s a much tougher read than I remember the others being. 561 more words


To wrest a few precise scraps from the void

To write: to try meticulously to retain something, to cause something to survive; to wrest a few precise scraps from the void as it grows, to leave somewhere a furrow, a trace, a mark or a few signs.

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Stray Thoughts