May 2015 Fiction & Entertainment Lead Titles

Close to Home Robin Barker

Close to Home
Robin Barker


Paperback | May 2015 | XOUM | 9781921134524 | 256pp | 210x135mm | Stocked item (plenty) | GEN | AUD$24.99, NZD$29.99

Stories of life, love & family from the bestselling author of Baby Love

A distraught father is prevented from comforting his little boy. A baby’s life is put in danger by a well-meaning but offbeat couple. Two mothers fight each other for the love of their son. A couple’s desperation for a child leads to a chain of unpredictable events ...

Robin Barker’s fascination with families over the last six decades – their hopes and disappointments, loves and deceits – is superbly captured in ten acutely observed stories of anguish and triumph.

'These stories cast a fresh bold eye on the familiar: the delight and misery of teenage friendships, the tug of desire for a baby, the complexity of family life, the unpredictability of love. Robin Barker approaches her topics with a clear-eyed gaze and delivers stories that stay in the reader’s mind long after they’ve ended.' -Debra Adelaide