Since her sister died, Meg has been on her own. She doesn't mind, not really-not with Atticus, her African grey parrot, to keep her company-but after her house is broken into by a knife-wielding intruder, she decides it might be good to have some companyafter all.
Andy's father has lost his job, and his parents' savings are barely enough to cover his tuition. If he wants to graduate, he'll have to give up his student flat and find a homeshare. Living with an elderly Australian woman is harder than he'd expected, though, and soon he's struggling with more than his studies.
Room for a Stranger
Melanie Cheng is a writer and general practitioner.
Of Chinese-Australian heritage, she was born in Adelaide, grew up in Hong Kong and now lives in Melbourne.
In 2016 she won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.
Australia Day is her first book.