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Monkey Grip - Helen Garner

In searching for inspiration from writers who really speak to me, I can’t help but keep coming back to Helen Garner. There’s something about the simplicity and unadorned way she writes about human relationships that I just love. 715 more words


Thoughts (rhapsodising) on Helen Garner's Monkey Grip

It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book I loved in the same way I loved this book. I love Angela Carter’s writing. I would read anything, any day by Haruki Murakami. 505 more words


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HOLDEN Caulfield, the teenage protagonist of J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, says: “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him (sic) up on the phone whenever you felt like it.” 294 more words

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Interview With Helen Garner: This House of Grief - Melbourne Writers Festival/ABC 2014.

After reading the book This House of Grief by Helen Garner I was directed to this interesting interview with the author which was recorded by the ABC at the Melbourne Writers Festival in 2014. 50 more words

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No Glass Mouthful of Thwart or Victorious the Living Myths

It’s a smelly day. There’s asphalt being laid around the corner. The grass is being mown next door…but my mower man is MIA. After a longed for delivery there’s my favourite coffee making smells through my little cottage…and I’ve just poured it down my front…I clearly need coffee in order to manage having my coffee this morning…sigh…the washing has nearly finished…and the skydivers over the Writers Wrest seem to be pulling down rain clouds with them…sigh… 988 more words

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'This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial' by Helen Garner

Non-fiction – Kindle edition; Text Publishing; 304 pages; 2014.

One spring evening in 2005, a car veered across the Princes Highway in rural Victoria, Australia, crashed through a fence and plunged into a farm dam. 762 more words

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