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.
Praise for Close to Home
‘Fresh, bold stories that stay in the reader’s mind long after they’ve ended.’ Debra Adelaide
Robin Barker, retired registered nurse, midwife and child and family health nurse, is the author of Australia’s baby care classics, Baby Love and The Mighty Toddler. Close to Home is her first book of fiction. Robin lives surrounded by her family in Sydney, near a famous beach where she swims out beyond the break several times a week.