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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014
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'A story about what it means to be a friend … Five women, best friends for decades, meet once a month to talk about books … and life, love and the jagged bits in between. Dissecting each other’s lives seems the most natural thing in the world – and honesty, no matter how brutal, is something they treasure. Best friends tell each other everything, don’t they? But each woman harbours a complex secret and one weekend, without warning, everything comes unstuck.' (Source: Publishers website)

Notes

  • And interview on ABC Radio National's Books and Arts Daily can be accessed here. Accessed 12 March 2014)
  • Dedication:

    To my tiddas,

    for lifting me from life's moments of darkness

    into the light again.

  • Epigraph: 'Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.' –Virginia Woolf
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Note: Blog review available here by Michelle Evans.
    • Cammeray, Cremorne - Mosman - Northbridge area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Simon and Schuster Australia , 2014 .
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      This image has been sourced from Anita Heiss website, 2014.
      Extent: 368p.
      Note/s:
      • Launched on 28 January, 2014 at Avid Readers, West End, Brisbane.
      ISBN: 1922052280, 9781922052285 (pbk), 9781922052261

Works about this Work

Educating the Reader in Anita Heiss’s Chick Lit Imogen Mathew , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Women's Writing , November vol. 10 no. 3 2016;

' In this essay, I use a close reading of Anita Heiss’s five chick lit novels to argue that racial identity profoundly affects the relationship between the chick lit novel and advice manual genre. In Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit, Caroline Smith contends that the chick lit novel critiques and satirizes regimes of female control through its engagement with the domestic advice manual. This relationship, however, does not always work in the way Smith assumes because the protagonist is not always white: she may be Latina, Chinese, South-East Asian, or, as Anita Heiss shows, Aboriginal Australian: Heiss’s fiction serves as an advice manual, designed to expose readers to the correct norms and behaviors for interacting with Australia’s First Peoples.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Up Close : Sisters Bound by Books Rob Kennedy , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Good Reading , March 2014; (p. 32-33)

'ANITA HEISS – author, tireless advocate for Aboriginal rights and author of a new novel, Tiddas – talks to ROB KENNEDY about the challenge of counterbalancing the tone of

chick lit with meatier social comment.' (Publication abstract)

All Sisters Under the Skin Similarities; Sisters Should be Doing it for Themselves Karen Hardy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 6 April 2014; (p. 12) The Canberra Times , 6 April 2014; (p. 9) The Sunday Age , 6 April 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Tiddas Anita Heiss 2014 single work novel
'Aboriginal writer Anita Heiss is focused on celebrating what brings people together, writes Karen Hardy'
Anita Heiss : Tiddas Michael Jongen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , April 2014;

— Review of Tiddas Anita Heiss 2014 single work novel
More Than a Writer Rudi Maxwell , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 12 March no. 571 2014; (p. 21)
Includes portrait of Anita Heiss
Adding Political Flavour to 'Choc-Lit' 'Choc-lit' Flavoured with Activism Dianne Dempsey , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 March 2014; (p. 36) The Canberra Times , 22 March 2014; The Age , 22 March 2014; (p. 36)

— Review of Tiddas Anita Heiss 2014 single work novel
Anita Heiss : Tiddas Michael Jongen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , April 2014;

— Review of Tiddas Anita Heiss 2014 single work novel
All Sisters Under the Skin Similarities; Sisters Should be Doing it for Themselves Karen Hardy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 6 April 2014; (p. 12) The Canberra Times , 6 April 2014; (p. 9) The Sunday Age , 6 April 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Tiddas Anita Heiss 2014 single work novel
'Aboriginal writer Anita Heiss is focused on celebrating what brings people together, writes Karen Hardy'
Anita Heiss Anita Heiss , 2014 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 19-25 February no. 968 2014; (p. 7)
More Than a Writer Rudi Maxwell , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 12 March no. 571 2014; (p. 21)
Includes portrait of Anita Heiss
Up Close : Sisters Bound by Books Rob Kennedy , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Good Reading , March 2014; (p. 32-33)

'ANITA HEISS – author, tireless advocate for Aboriginal rights and author of a new novel, Tiddas – talks to ROB KENNEDY about the challenge of counterbalancing the tone of

chick lit with meatier social comment.' (Publication abstract)

Educating the Reader in Anita Heiss’s Chick Lit Imogen Mathew , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Women's Writing , November vol. 10 no. 3 2016;

' In this essay, I use a close reading of Anita Heiss’s five chick lit novels to argue that racial identity profoundly affects the relationship between the chick lit novel and advice manual genre. In Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit, Caroline Smith contends that the chick lit novel critiques and satirizes regimes of female control through its engagement with the domestic advice manual. This relationship, however, does not always work in the way Smith assumes because the protagonist is not always white: she may be Latina, Chinese, South-East Asian, or, as Anita Heiss shows, Aboriginal Australian: Heiss’s fiction serves as an advice manual, designed to expose readers to the correct norms and behaviors for interacting with Australia’s First Peoples.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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