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Publisher's Summary

An extraordinary audiobook of non-fiction, spanning 25 years of work, by one of Australia's great writers.

Helen Garner visits the morgue, and goes cruising on a Russian ship. She sees women giving birth, and gets the sack for teaching her students about sex. She attends a school dance and a gun show.

She writes about dreaming, about turning 50 and the storm caused by The First Stone. Her story on the murder of the two-year-old Daniel Valerio wins her a Walkley Award.

Garner looks at the world with a shrewd and sympathetic eye. Her non-fiction, with its many voices, is always passionate and compelling. True Stories is an extraordinary audiobook, spanning 25 years of work, by one of Australia’s great writers.

©1996 Helen Garner (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Garner is a storyteller, an observer. Her style is beautifully simple." ( Sydney Morning Herald)
"Helen Garner writes the best sentences in Australia." ( The Bulletin)

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Written & read by Helen Garner

Such a delight to hear this wonderful writing read by the author herself. I am loving Garner's work more with each book.

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Wonderful, thoughtful, delightful.

Oh, how I enjoyed this book about humans, just
everyday people and everyday life told with such tenderness and at times raw honesty. Thanks Helen for a cracker.

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Truthful, Soulful 🤩

An honest, soul baring Aussie woman 's narrative that you can't put down. The philosophical approach, the character building, the story telling... Laughed so much, Thank You Helen!!! We need more of You.

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