The Spare Room (MP3 CD)

The Spare Room By Helen Garner, Heather Bolton (Read by) Cover Image

March 2009 Indie Next List

“How much can one friend be asked to give another? The Spare Room is a moving, powerful, and even funny story of two woman whose friendship is tested by cancer and an inability to let go of what was.”
— Aly Valentine, Harrison Street Books, Easton, MD


A powerful, witty, and taut novel about a complex friendship between two women--one dying, the other called to care for her--from an internationally acclaimed and award-winning author

How much of ourselves must we give up to help a friend in need? Helen has little idea what lies ahead--and what strength she must muster--when she offers her spare room to an old friend, Nicola, who has arrived in the city for cancer treatment. Skeptical of the medical establishment, and placing all her faith in an alternative health center, Nicola is determined to find her own way to deal with her illness, regardless of the advice Helen offers.

In the weeks that follow, Nicola's battle for survival will turn not only her own life upside down but also those of everyone around her. The Spare Room is a magical gem of a book--gripping, moving, and unexpectedly funny--that packs a huge punch, charting a friendship as it is tested by the threat of death.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781489084118
ISBN-10: 1489084118
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Publication Date: December 1st, 2015
Language: English