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This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial

by Helen Garner

Winner, Ned Kelly Awards, Best True Crime, 2015

A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, 2014

On the evening of 4 September 2005, Father's Day, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his...

The Spare Room

by Helen Garner

A powerful, witty, and taut novel about a complex friendship between two women—one dying, the other called to care for her—from an internationally acclaimed and award-winning author

How much of ourselves...

Cosmo Cosmolino: Text Classics

by Helen Garner & Ramona Koval

Janet is a skeptic, a journalist; Maxine revels in New Age fantasies; and Ray, a drifter, is a born-again Christian. The common ground is the house they share. But their fragile domestic balance is about to...

True Stories

by Helen Garner

Winner of the 1997 Kibble Award for Literature, True Stories spans twenty-five years of work by one of Australia's great writers. In passionate and compelling prose, Helen Garner writes with a shrewd and sympathetic...

Everywhere I Look

by Helen Garner

Helen Garner is one of Australia's greatest writers. Her short non-fiction has enormous range. Spanning fifteen years of work, Everywhere I Look is a book full of unexpected moments, sudden shafts of light,...

Regions of Thick-Ribbed Ice

by Helen Garner

They say that tourist ships to Antarctica, even more than ordinary human conveyances, are loaded down with aching hearts. Deceived wives and widowers, men who've never been loved and don't know why, Russian...

The First Stone

by Helen Garner

In the autumn of 1992, two young women students at Melbourne University went to the police claiming that they had been indecently assaulted at a party. The man they accused was the head of their co-ed residential...

The Feel of Steel

by Helen Garner

"Although I have been married three times, I have never been a bride. What - me, in a big white dress? In a veil? The closest I ever got to the fantasy was back in the eighties, when I used to admire the white...

Joe Cinque's Consolation

by Helen Garner


In October 1997 a clever young law student at ANU made a bizarre plan to murder her devoted boyfriend after a dinner party at their house. Some of the dinner guests-most...