Dealing with parental mental illness: The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling was one of my favourite books of 2019. It’s a Young Adult contemporary about Anna Chiu, a Chinese-Australian girl growing up in Ashfield, Sydney. She’s in Year 11 at school and trying to cope with average marks, her snarky scholarship-winning sister, Lily, and …

A Novel Prescription – Compassion for pollies

Book suggestions for politicians – and the rest of us! For this month’s prescription I was inspired by the need for compassion in our politicians. Not so much compassion for them – although I know it’s not an easy job – but sometimes I look at what’s happening in our …