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Garner, Helen 1942-

Overview
Works: 131 works in 569 publications in 11 languages and 7,885 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Case studies  Autobiographies  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Drama  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography  Essays 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Scenarist, Writer of accompanying material, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Conceptor, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9619.3.G3, A823.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Helen Garner
The spare room : a novel by Helen Garner( Book )

64 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a room to an old friend who is undergoing treatment for cancer, Helen finds her advice disregarded in the face of her friend's faith in alternative medicine, a situation that turns both of their lives upside-down
Monkey grip by Helen Garner( Book )

50 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the lives of a generation. The characters are exploring new ways of loving and living - and nothing is harder than learning to love lightly. Nora and Javo are trapped in a desperate relationship. Nora's addiction is romantic love; Javo's is hard drugs. The harder they pull away, the tighter the monkey grip
The first stone : some questions about sex and power by Helen Garner( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this gripping non-fiction narrative, Helen Garner delves into the causes and effects of police charges pressed against the Master of Ormond College by two female students who claimed he fondled them at a school function. Two overriding questions trouble Ms. Garner throughout her investigations: why did these students choose to go to the police instead of having the matter settled through the school's private arbitration process, and why, when the Master was found innocent of these charges, was he terminated from his position?
This house of grief : the story of a murder trial by Helen Garner( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert Farquharson to stand trial before a jury on three charges of murder, I headed out that way on a Sunday morning, across the great volcanic plain. On the evening of 4 September 2005, Father's Day, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home to their mother, Cindy, when his car left the road and plunged into a dam. The boys, aged ten, seven and two, drowned. Was this an act of revenge or a tragic accident? The court case became Helen Garner's obsession. She followed it on its protracted course until the final verdict. In this utterly compelling book, Helen Garner tells the story of a man and his broken life. She presents the theatre of the courtroom with its actors and audience, all gathered for the purpose of bearing witness to the truth, players in the extraordinary and unpredictable drama of the quest for justice. This House of Grief is a heartbreaking and unputdownable book by one of Australia's most admired writers."--Publisher's website
Honour & Other people's children : two stories by Helen Garner( Book )

31 editions published between 1980 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honour is about a couple whose marriage, though abandoned in practice, persists in spirit. But the arrival of a new lover obliges them to make a proper separation and draw their child into the conflict
The children's Bach by Helen Garner( Book )

29 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in English and Czech and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Penguin Modern Classic's reissue."--Provided by publisher
Joe Cinque's consolation by Helen Garner( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 of them university students - had heard rumours of the plan. Nobody warned Joe Cinque. He died one Sunday, in his own bed, of a massive dose of Rohypnol and heroin. His girlfriend and her best friend were charged with murder. ..."--Back cover
Cosmo Cosmolino by Helen Garner( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 explode amid the smashing of ukeleles, an unexpected ascension of an angel, and a sudden shower of jonquils. (Bookseller website)
Postcards from surfers : stories by Helen Garner( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eleven stories about the complexities of life_
2 friends( Visual )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two teenage friends become estranged when the once conventional Kelly becomes a mohawk-wearing punker who experiments with drugs and casual sex
Stories : the collected short fiction by Helen Garner( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These stories - that delve into the complexities of love and longing, of the pain, darkness and joy of life - are all told with her characteristic sharpness of observation, honesty and humour. Each one a perfect piece, together they showcase Garner's mastery of the form
The spare room by Helen Garner( Recording )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen lives in Melbourne, and her friend Nicola flies down from Sydney for a three-week visit. She will sleep in Helen's house, in her lovingly prepared spare room. This is no ordinary visit. Nicola has advanced cancer and is seeking alternative treatment from a clinic in Helen's city. From the moment Nicola steps off the plane, gaunt, staggering like a crone, her voice hoarse but still with something grand about her, Helen becomes her nurse, her protector, her guardian angel and her stony judge
True stories : the collected short non-fiction by Helen Garner( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 fifty, 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 is always passionate and compelling
Postcards from surfers by Helen Garner( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These stories are about life and love; of looking back and longing; of what it means to be a stranger, on foreign ground and known, told with the piercing familiarity and resonance we have come to expect. Honest, often very funny and always woven in ways that surprise, these stories tease out everyday life to show the darkness underneath
Best Australian essays 2017( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My hard heart : selected fiction by Helen Garner( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last days of Chez Nous ; &, Two friends by Helen Garner( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regions of thick-ribbed ice by Helen Garner( )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regions of Thick-Ribbed Ice is the tale of a journey to Antarctica aboard the Professor Molchanov. With unmatched eloquence, Helen Garner spins a tale of ships, icebergs, tourism, time, photography and the many forms of desolation
True stories : selected non-fiction by Helen Garner( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of personal essays by Helen Garner, which spans 25 years of work
The Last days of Chez Nous by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bittersweet tale of two sisters involved with the same man and the tangled web of emotions that exists between them
 
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The spare room : a novel
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Monkey gripThe first stone : some questions about sex and powerHonour & Other people's children : two storiesThe children's BachJoe Cinque's consolationCosmo Cosmolino2 friendsThe spare room
Alternative Names
Garner, Helen

Helen Garner Australisch journaliste (1942-)

Helen Garner australische Schriftstellerin

Хелен Гарнер

هلن قارنر

ガーナー, ヘレン

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