By Juliette Power
Edited by Jacki Ferro
Decades after her pregnant mother’s suicide, a naive Australian runaway finally faces her grief on Everest. Led into the Valley of Death by her stoic Sherpa guide, she questions her mother’s fate, her own sanity, and her angel.
As a child, I knew three things for sure:
I had an angel
I loved my family
My mother was about to die.
Defined by Death. Driven by Desire. Drawn to Destiny. A mystical journey powered by grief and blind faith: Juliette’s Angel
“The Himalayas are a truly inspirational place…and it has proven so for Juliette. Juliette’s story shows us how a magical place in the world can lead to far bigger things in life.”
George Hillary, grandson of Sir Edmund Hillary, Review on Juliette’s Angel, 2017
By Rhonda Collard-Spratt with Jacki Ferro
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
In 1954, aged three, Rhonda was taken from her Aboriginal family and placed on Carnarvon Native Mission, Western Australia. Here she grew up in the white world of chores and aprons, religious teachings and cruel beatings.
They taught me well. I could speak their language. I wore their clothes. I read their Bible. I sang their hymns. But in my heart, I resented them for trying to make me white. It was like being dropped headfirst into a tin of white paint. The real me was still there. They couldn’t wash away sixty thousand years of Dreaming and history that tie me
“A powerful message of reconciliation and a positive step towards a healthy nation”
Elaine Fry, The West Australian, May 2017
“Rhonda’s story should be compulsory reading in high schools…funny, poignant and honest, without feeling overtly political”
Kathryn Powley, Herald Sun, May 2017