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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

Australian Writers

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

Books

Book review - The Spare Room - 4 stars

Earlier this year two friends from my book group, whose opinions about books I value, told me how much they enjoy the writing of… 973 more words

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