Anne Tonner is a human rights lawyer. For the last six years, she has run a project in south western Sydney that helps refugees and asylum seekers to navigate the Australian legal system.
"Tough, honest, emotionally-engaging and well written." --Suzanne
Falconer, author, Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow
"This is an important memoir. It lays bare the powerlessness of a family in the face of a chronic disease. The loss of identity, the obsession with saving a child, the sacrifice, the guilt over neglected siblings, a marriage placed under enormous strain--all of this relentlessly builds to a crescendo of a story about survival. Many readers will relate to this book and find in it a source of hope that someone has been before them. This knowledge of itself is powerful." --Maggie Mackellar, author, When it Rains
"Cold Vein was harrowing, intense, absorbing and compelling. I defy anyone to read it without shedding a tear . . . It's simply a book everyone should read." --Good Reading