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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Helpline
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'GERMAINE Johnson may not be all that good with people but she’s great with numbers. Unfortunately, as she discovers after the incident at Wallace Insurance, there are very few openings these days for senior mathematicians.

'Then her cousin gets her a job at the local council. On the Senior Citizens Helpline.

'It’s not the résumé entry Germaine wanted—but it turns out Mayor Verity Bainbridge has something more interesting in mind for her. A secret project involving the troublemakers at the senior citizens centre and their feud with the golf club next door. Which is run by the strangely attractive Don Thomas.

'Don and the mayor want the seniors closed down. Germaine wants what Don and the mayor want. But when she’s forced to get to know the ‘troublemakers’, things get more complicated.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: For my Parents Julie and Greg Collette.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2018 .
      image of person or book cover 8555550127619159976.jpg
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      Extent: 304p.p.
      Reprinted: 2019 (paperback)
      Note/s:
      • Published September 2018.

      ISBN: 9781925603606, 9781925626643, 9781922268037 (pbk), 9781925626643 (ebk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Atria Books ,
      2019 .
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      Extent: 304p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 23 July 2019
      ISBN: 9781982111359, 1982111356
    • Toronto, Ontario,
      c
      Canada,
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Simon and Schuster ,
      2019 .
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      Extent: 304p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 23 July 2019.
      ISBN: 9781982123031
Alternative title: Germaine Johnson Odia Il Martedì
Language: Italian
    • Milan,
      c
      Italy,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Garzanti ,
      2019 .
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      Extent: 317p.
      Note/s:
      • Published January 2019
      ISBN: 9788811606475

Other Formats

  • Large print.
  • Sound recording.

Works about this Work

Katherine Collette : The Helpline Ashley Kalagian Blunt , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , March 2019;

'Katherine Collette’s Germaine may not be ‘good with people’ but The Helpline charms and delights.'

Five Emerging Australian Authors Talk about Writing Their Breakthrough Novels Sarah L'Estrange , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , January 2019;

'Some of Australia's best known authors managed to reach literary fame with their debut novels: Kate Grenville with Lilian's Story, which won the Vogel Literary Award in 1984; Richard Flanagan with Death of a River Guide, which won several awards, including the National Fiction Award in 1996; and Andrew McGahan with Praise, which won the Vogel in 1991.' (Introduction)

Five Emerging Australian Authors Talk about Writing Their Breakthrough Novels Sarah L'Estrange , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , January 2019;

'Some of Australia's best known authors managed to reach literary fame with their debut novels: Kate Grenville with Lilian's Story, which won the Vogel Literary Award in 1984; Richard Flanagan with Death of a River Guide, which won several awards, including the National Fiction Award in 1996; and Andrew McGahan with Praise, which won the Vogel in 1991.' (Introduction)

Katherine Collette : The Helpline Ashley Kalagian Blunt , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , March 2019;

'Katherine Collette’s Germaine may not be ‘good with people’ but The Helpline charms and delights.'

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