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Monkey Grip

Year of publication: 1977

Found: Upon the recommendation of the friend mentioned in this letter

Pages/Read time: 245, a week


Helen Garner’s Monkey Grip tracks the slow progression of Nora’s relationship with a junkie named Javo. 350 more words

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The Spare Room

Over a long career across so many genres, Helen Garner always manages to weave a spell. The Spare Room, almost novella-like in length, is a deeply felt, rawly honest story which shocked me with its starkness and its beauty. 601 more words

Garner, veteran of Australian creative non-fiction

A review of this Helen Garner’s ‘This House of Grief’

This House of Grief, Helen Garner, Melbourne, Text Publishing, 2014, $22.95

Creative non-fiction is a genre that has incredible power. 1,425 more words


Top Reads 2016

And just like that, we’re back here discussing another year in books. It’s been a busy year (aren’t they all) but I’ve made plenty of time for reading. 1,292 more words

1. 2. 3. Namaste.

Hello to my beautiful readers :) 

How was your weekend? Get up to anything exciting and soul-nourishing? 

Are you an avid (or newbie) yogi? Well, I spoke to Helen Garner who teaches Yoga and shared her amazing and interesting insight. 1,013 more words

Helen Garner's Everywhere I Look and November Verse 3

Helen Garner, Everywhere I Look (Text 2016)

I’ve recently been surprised to hear a number of people refer to Helen Garner as ‘one of our great writers’. 514 more words


'Joe Cinque's Consolation'

A clunky, stilted film, the lack of creative experience on and off screen undermines the telling of this fascinating (but horrific) true story.

In 1997, Anu Singh killed her boyfriend, Joe Cinque, by administering a fatal dose of heroin having earlier sedated him with Rohypnol. 103 more words