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

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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

Books featuring a mother with a mental illness

Book Review – Audacious

“Sixteen-year-old Raphaelle says the wrong thing, antagonizes the wrong people and has the wrong attitude. She can't do anything right except draw, but she draws the wrong pictures. When her father moves the family to a small prairie city, Raphaelle wants to make a new start. Reborn as "Ella," she tries to fit in at… Continue reading Book Review – Audacious

Books featuring a father with a mental illness

Book Review – Staying

Content warning: mentions of suicide. Author: Jessie Cole Publisher: Text (2018) Genre: Memoir “As children, Jessie Cole and her brother Jake ran wild, free to roam their rain forest home as they pleased. They had each other, parents who adored them, and two mysterious, beautiful, clever half-sisters, Billie and Zoe, who came to visit every… Continue reading Book Review – Staying

Books featuring a mother with a mental illness

Book review – Boy Underwater

Warning: full spoilers ahead! “Cymbeline Igloo (yes, really!) has never been swimming. Not ever. Not once. But how hard can it be? He’s Googled front crawl and he’s found his dad’s old pair of trunks. He’s totally ready. What he’s not ready for is the accident at the pool – or how it leads his… Continue reading Book review – Boy Underwater