The Big Book Club Inc. is a not for profit organisation committed to the promotion of reading, literature and Australian authors and illustrators. The Big Book Club Inc. has two major projects: The Big Book Club (TBBC) for adults, and The Little Big Book Club (LBBC) for parents of children aged between birth and five years.
Your chance to win....
1 of 5 copies for individuals
and 10 copies for a book club of
Those Faraday Girls
by Monica McInerney
The Boy Who Loved ApplesBy Amanda Webster
The tale of survival as Amanda Webster writes of how she immerses herself into trying to help her son. Leaving her husband and two other children she heads for Brisbane to seek out suitable treatment for anorexia. She writes candidly about the experiences of her son and her responses to his illness.
"The Boy Who Loved Apples is a compelling and beautifully written account of a family facing a crisis as they deal with the deadly mental health issue that is anorexia, and a story of a Mother who was determined to save her son at any cost. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to share in this family's journey". Judy Bastian, Store Manager, Dymocks Adelaide.
"Knowing only a little about anorexia I found this an eye-opener on the illness itself. It was as much the story of the mother and the lengths she went to, and the sacrifices she made to keep her son out of hospital, but still get him well. It helped to tackle the misconceptions about the disease for those who have not had experience of it and would be a great support for anyone who has". Annie, TBBC.
"An insight into how a family cope with an unknown illness that has such a stigma attached to it. It makes you stop and take stock of what you do, and what is important in your life, and be thankful. A gutsy book". Sue Hill, General Manager, TBBC.
Amanda Webster grew up in Kalgoorlie, the goldmining town of Western Australia. She graduated from the University of Western Australia as a doctor, following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. She left medicine to raise a family with her husband, Kevin. Amanda turned to writing after her son Riche's illness and is currently an MFA candidate in the low residency program at City University of Hong Kong. Her work has appeared in several US literary journals.
After eight years in the beautiful Byron Shire, Amanda has returned to Sydney where she lives with her husband and two of her three children.
Listen to Amanda's interview with Richard Fidler on ABC Local Radio.
Listen to an interview with the Pregnancy Birth and Beyond show on Bay Fm 99.9.