Books featuring a mother with a mental illness · Books featuring a sibling with a mental illness

Book Review – Notes from an Exhibition

Author: Patrick Gale Genre: Contemporary adult fiction Publisher: Harper Collins (2007) “Gifted artist Rachel Kelly is a whirlwind of creative highs and anguished, crippling lows. She’s also something of an enigma to her husband and four children. So when she is found dead in her Penzance studio, leaving behind some extraordinary new paintings, there’s a… Continue reading Book Review – Notes from an Exhibition

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Books featuring a mother with a mental illness

Book Review – How to be Luminous

Author: Harriet Reuter Hapgood Genre: Contemporary fiction (for a YA readership) Publisher: Pan Macmillan (2019) Content warning: mentions of suicide. Spoiler warning: if you haven’t read the book yet and don’t want to know the ending, you might want to skip the last paragraph or so. “Minnie and her sisters were meant to be artists,… Continue reading Book Review – How to be Luminous

Books featuring a mother with a mental illness

Book Review – Buffering

Author: Hannah Hart Publisher: Sphere (2016) Genre: Memoir “By combing through the journals that Hannah has kept for much of her life, this collection of narrative essays delivers a fuller picture of her life, her experiences, and the things she’s figured out about family, faith, love, sexuality, self-worth, friendship and fame.” I’m surprised that I… Continue reading Book Review – Buffering

Books featuring a mother with a mental illness

Book Review – The Memory Collector

Author: Fiona Harper Publisher: Harper Collins (2018) Genre: Contemporary romance/domestic fiction “Heather doesn’t want to remember her childhood. Not when her mother’s extreme hoarding cast her family life into disarray. For Heather’s mother, every possession was intimately connected to a memory so when Heather uncovers a secret about her past that could reveal why her… Continue reading Book Review – The Memory Collector

Books featuring a father with a mental illness · Miscellaneous

Book Review – Back, After the Break

Author: Osher Günsberg Publisher: Harper Collins (2018) Genre: Memoir “Osher Günsberg, one of Australia’s most loved celebrities, opens up in a powerful, dark, funny and heart-wrenching memoir about life, love and living with mental illness.” I must confess, I knew very little about Osher (or Andrew G, as he used to be known), prior to… Continue reading Book Review – Back, After the Break

Books featuring a mother with a mental illness

Book Review – Truly, Madly, Guiltily

“What’s meant to be a relaxed backyard barbecue splits part a group of friends who can’t change what they did and didn’t do that sunny afternoon.” Author: Liane Moriarty Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia (2016) Genre: Contemporary domestic fiction There’s so much hype about Liane Moriarty at the moment that I almost didn’t want to read any… Continue reading Book Review – Truly, Madly, Guiltily

Books featuring a sibling with a mental illness

Book Review – Out of Reach

“Rachel has always idolised her older brother, Micah. He struggles with addiction but she tells herself that he’s in control. And she almost believes it. Until the night that Micah doesn’t come home. Rachel’s terrified – and she can’t help but feel responsible. She should have listened when Micah tried to confide in her. And… Continue reading Book Review – Out of Reach