The Spare Room

by Helen Garner | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1921520280 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkeeta1wing of Whitianga, Waikato-Coromandel New Zealand on 11/4/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkeeta1wing from Whitianga, Waikato-Coromandel New Zealand on Saturday, November 04, 2017
Helen prepares her spare room for her friend Nicola, who is flying down from Sydney for a three-week visit. But this is no ordinary visit - Nicola has advanced cancer. She is coming to Melbourne to receive treatment she believes will cure her. From the moment Nicola steps off the plane, Helen becomes her nurse, her protector, her guardian angel and her stony judge. The Spare Room tells a story of compassion and rage as the two women - one sceptical, one stubbornly serene - negotiate their way through Nicola's gruelling treatments. Garner's dialogue is pitch perfect, her sense of pacing flawless as this novel draws to its terrible and transcendent finale.

Journal Entry 2 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
A compelling read about friendship and how it's affected when one of the friends has a terminal cancer. Plus the ever raging debate about alternative versus Western medicine, is brought into play.

Journal Entry 3 by wingkeeta1wing at By Post, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, February 01, 2018

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Happy reading!

Journal Entry 4 by JudySlump612 at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Thursday, February 08, 2018
Arrived here safely today. Keeta1, you are so good to me, sending an extra book to enjoy. This is the best sweepstakes ever!

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