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Reaching One Thousand

Reaching One Thousand: A Story of Love, Motherhood and Autism

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Awards for Reaching One Thousand

  • Shortlisted for the 2013 National Biography Award.

About the author

Rachel Robertson

Rachel Robertson lectures in professional writing and publishing at Curtin University. Her fiction and essays have been published in The Best Australian Essays, Australian Book Review, Griffith Review and Island. …

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Praise for Reaching One Thousand

‘Deeply touching but never sentimental, this remarkable book is more than a story of one boy and his mother. It’s a thoughtful meditation on the intricate workings of the human mind and heart.’ —Toni Jordan

‘This is the best kind of memoir – there is a beautiful calm clarity that drew me in, and held me until the end.’ —Georgia Blain

‘Rewarding on many levels, this is an exceptional book.’ —West Australian


‘An outstanding new book … exceptionally rewarding.’ —Farm Weekly


‘A deeply enriching book about being human’ —Age


‘A memoir to remember and share.’ —Courier Mail