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‘A gritty and moving novel about a vulnerable young woman’s capacity to endure, and to find courage, despite the shocking dysfunction in the lives of those she depends on.’ Ingrid Laguna, award-winning writer of Kit and Arlo

Coming April 22nd 2024!


by Emily Brewin
PB 224 | 198 x 129 ISBN: 9781922858382 | $19.99 Young Adult | Also available as ebook MidnightSun Publishing | 15 April 2024 Distributed by NewSouth Books

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Sixteen-year-old Grace lives under a bridge in Melbourne’s CBD. It’s cold and wet, but hidden. Safe, at least, until she can go home
When winter drives her to the City Library one morning, Grace meets Louie, a weird kid with his own problems, and discovers a community piano. The piano reminds Grace of her mum, a celebrated pianist whose mental illness makes life a rollercoaster – and not always a fun one.
When Grace comes up with a plan to find the help she and Mum need, life begins to look up. But things don’t work out as Grace imagines and suddenly her world’s turned upside down again, and maybe for good this time.
A Way Home is a big-hearted novel that explores the complexities of growing up with a parent who is struggling, and about the places and people we call home.
‘A page-turning, gritty story full of hope and compassion. The writing is assured and gripping, and Grace is a memorable and compelling character, beautifully realised. A Way Home is a riveting story of resilience and hope against the odds, both insightful and heartbreakingly real’ Mark Smith, award-winning author of the Winter Trilogy

About Me

Emily Brewin

Melbourne Author and copywriter and learning designer.
Emily Brewin is a Melbourne author, copywriter and learning designer. Her novels, Hello, Goodbye (2017) and Small Blessings (2019) are published with Allen & Unwin. Her first young adult novel is due for release with MidnightSun Publishing in April 2024.

Emily Brewin is a Melbourne author, copywriter, and learning designer. Her first novel, Hello, Goodbye, was published in 2017 and her second, Small Blessings, in 2019. A Way Home is her first YA novel. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies, Into Your Arms: Nick Cave’s Songs Reimagined by Fremantle Press, We’ll Stand In That Place and Other Stories by Margaret River Press and the Bristol Short Story Anthology - Volume 10. She has written for The Age, ABC Education, news.com.au, Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Archer, Feminartsy, The Victorian Writer, Screen Education, and Mamamia. She is currently working on her fourth novel.


Hello goodbye

Into Your Arms: Nick Cave's Songs Reimagined

Small Blessings

We'll Stand In That Place and Other Stories

Bristol short story

Hello, Goodbye

May Callaghan is seventeen years old and on her own. At least that’s how it feels.

May knows too well the toll that war has taken on her father, and the peace movement in the city has a profound effect on her. For a while, May’s future burns bright. But then it begins to unravel, and something happens to her that will change her life forever.