TEACHER NOTES THE SPARE ROOM
The Spare Room Kathryn Lomer - uqp
for young adults, The Spare Room, became a Children's Book Council Notable Book for Older Readers 2005 and was also shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, the Courier-Mail Book of the Year Awards and the Children's Peace Literature Awards.
The Spare Room by Helen Garner | Quarterly Conversation
Helen Garner's The Spare Room opens with the narrator, also named Helen, preparing a room for an impending guest. She puts fresh sheets on the bed, fluffs the pillows, fans out an array of books on a table, clips some greenery to put in a vase, opens a window to let in some fresh air. There is an assurance to her ministrations, a kind of pleased, self-aware graciousness in the way she plumps