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Review: The Spare Room, Helen Garner

A friend gave this to me and I started it just because it was there, then stayed up late to keep going, and got up early to finish it. 598 more words

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“The most compelling thing I’ve read online recently is Helen Garner’s piece in The Monthly, ‘The insults of age’. Garner’s writing is always emotionally intelligent and always delivered with a clear-eyed grace, but this piece – her perspective on what it means to be a 71-year-old woman – is a particular gem. 221 more words


New Job!!!

Life can change in a snap… one minute your sad about, well, just about everything and then you snap your fingers and boom you’ve just finished your third week of work! 182 more words

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Dear Body...

I recently found out that a friend from my course has a blog, and went to check it out. Her most recent post was a letter to her post-pregnancy body… 441 more words


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This House of Grief

Thoughts on Helen Garner’s latest book

I’ve just finished reading ‘This House of Grief’, Garner’s latest non-fiction work. It was almost too painful to read at times, not only because of its ghastly subject matter, but also due to Helen’s signature style: holding nothing back, inviting the reader to share with her the horror of seeing a man accused, wrongly or rightly, of drowning his three little sons. 163 more words


Helen Garner at Nunawading Library, 23 July

The Friends of the Nunawading Library (FONL) work to make funds available to community libraries in the area to invite guest speakers along to talk to readers. 1,851 more words