Christina Houen / A Practice of Loss: Memoir of an abandoning mother
The true-life story of a desperate choice and its heart-breaking yet redemptive consequences.
Dianne Lucas / Coolamon Girl
Wryly humorous and scarifyingly honest, Coolamon Girl is a beautifully crafted memoir of a daughter terrified of her mother.
Brenda Eldridge / Flower Child
Flower Child is a tiny glimpse of a time, the place and some of the people that laid the foundations of who I was to become.
David Williams / An Unstoppable Runner
David Williams, seventy-four years old and a long-time resident of Flinders Island, Tasmania, tells the story of his lifelong running adventure.
Mary E McCarthy / Damurruŋ’puy Mälk Saltwater Skin
Mary McCarthy is a storyteller, artist, teacher, healer, creative and intuitive who gently plaits her accounts in this exquisite memoir of living and working in remote Arnhem Land.
Linda Boulton / Pas de Deux: A Carer's Story
This affecting and intimate memoir is a true and honest account of their shared experience of illness and family caregiving.
Marina Lutz / Somers Commonwealth Immigration Camp: Memories of Teaching at Victorian School No. 4653 in 1950
Here was a woman of unique experience. She was a living piece of Australia’s history.
Jean Winter / The Halfway House
The Halfway House is based on my own experiences with the public and private psychiatric systems.
Heidi Giersch with Janet Brown / Dancing Into Freedom?
Come into Heidi's world. Her unique true story of a girl growing up in East Berlin, behind the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall, begins the moment she was chosen to go to ballet school.
Michael Byrne / A Life in Writing
A Life in Writing charts the evolution of Michael Byrne as an award-winning poet in the Australian Capital Territory.
Hilda Metcalf Hunt / Blackberries and Golden Wattle: The Thorns and Beauty of a Childhood in the Adelaide Hills
Blackberries and Golden Wattle is an evocative and delightful life story of three families, of the fragility of life, resilience and recollections, recounted through the eyes of the author.
Garth Alperstein / The Fourpenny Axe and a Snooker Cue: eBofolo remembered
This is a story about growing up in a small racist town in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, during the Apartheid years. The author is the oldest son of the town’s mayor, a publican. He grew up between the hotel, where he was exposed at an early age to much of the town’s less salubrious goings on, and a harsh boarding school experience.
Nicholas Hasluck / Rollo's Way
A lively memoir in which Nicholas Hasluck explores the life and times of his elder brother Rollo, an adventurer brimful of bright ideas and his own way of going at things.
Michael Galvin / The Ben Book: A Father's Memoir
Benjamin was a textbook case of a boy, and then a young man, with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and what it means to live and die from this disease, in Australia, in suburban Adelaide, at the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first.
David Meldrum / Any Minute Now
In this memoir, David Meldrum begins by looking back at the boy who wanted to become a manager of people, like his father; a boy with some fears and faults who nevertheless rose quickly to increasingly senior jobs.
Peter Kraus / Slow Train to Auschwitz
Memoirs of a life in war and peace.
Lyndsay Brown / What Would Love Do?
Parenting a child through the first year of gender transition.
Nerelle Poroch / Eugene's Gift
Eugene’s gift was to come to terms with his own situation in a quiet, courageous way that inspired those around him.
Dion Perry / Island Life: The Story of Clarke island 1984–1990
‘Utterly charming and immensely readable, in Island Life, Dion Perry gives us a true ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ tale set in one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Australia, the Bass Strait Islands.’ - Michael Veitch
Jenni Heckendorf / Through the Years
‘This beautifully written memoir by Jenni Heckendorf reveals a woman with firm opinions, a warm sense of family and a keen sense of her own value. She has also lived with cerebral palsy her whole life. A must-read for anyone who has ever doubted the indomitability of the human spirit.’ - Professor Donna Lee Brien, Central Queensland University