Only is Caroline Baum’s fascinating and moving memoir about being an only child in a very unusual family. As well as sharing the story of her unconventional childhood, Caroline explores what it means to be the daughter of people damaged by trauma and tragedy. Secrets are revealed and differences are settled in what Elizabeth Gilbert describes as ‘An unflinchingly honest exploration of what it takes to be a good daughter, with a heartmelting scoop of ice cream’. 

Charlotte Wood (Australian)

Charlotte Wood

Charlotte Wood is the author of six novels and two books of non-fiction. Her latest novel is The Weekend. She has previously won the Stella Prize, the Indie Book of the Year and the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction, and been twice shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. She has written for The New York Times, Guardian Australia, Literary Hub, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sydney Review of Books and The Saturday Paper, among other publications.