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Book Review: The Spare Room by Helen Garner

Reading The Spare Room by Helen Garner reminded me very much of reading Glenice Whitting’s Something Missing. Not because of their stories or characters but because I know Glenice and when I read her book, I realised that it was based heavily on and drew extensively from her own life. 632 more words


Joe Cinque's Consolation

Content warning: death, mental illness, murder

I’ve been listening to the podcast “Chat 10 Looks 3” which is hosted by Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb for a while now, and they are both enormous fans of Helen Garner. 845 more words

Book Reviews

Helen Garner: This House of Grief

Garner, Helen (2014), This House of Grief: Story of a Murder Trial, Text Publishing
ISBN 9-781925-240689

I had previously only read one other book by Helen Garner – …

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Helen Garner - Stories and True Stories

Helen Garner is one of Australia’s most distinguished writers and greatest literary legends. A long and illustrious career as a writer of fiction, non-fiction, and essays has caught up with her and she is finally beginning to receive the recognition she deserves in the US and UK. 438 more words


Book Review:  Stories by Helen Garner

My opinion of this collection of short stories keeps wavering.

Yes, Garner can write. No one would ever question that idea. 481 more words


Bernadette Brennan, A writing life: Helen Garner and her work (#BookReview)

Enough of the filler posts for a while! It’s time for a review, and it’s a special one because it’s for a book about one of my favourite writers, Helen Garner. 1,329 more words

Australian Literature

This Week in Books (December 6)

Hosted by Lipsy Lost & Found my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I am reading this week. A similar meme is run by… 547 more words

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