Susan Biggar

Writing about things that matter… and a few that don’t

The Upside of Down to be released 1st September 2014

The launch is at Readings Bookstore, 701 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, Sunday 31st August at 3pm.

The Royal Children’s Hospital will also hold a celebration of the release of The Upside of Down on Tuesday 9th September at 11am on Main Street (within the RCH).

Synopsis:Upside of Down_full cover_JPEG

Susan Biggar fell in love with a New Zealander. Maybe as an American, she saw Darryl as a ticket to an exhilarating, global life. When her first son arrived, he came with fierce blue eyes, a curly toe and cystic fibrosis. The doctors said he would be lucky to reach the age of thirty.

A job offer in Paris snatched the family from New Zealand, depositing them in the city of lights, romance—and a whole new medical world. When Susan’s second baby was also born with cystic fibrosis , the insignificant worries of her old life slipped away, shifting her from ‘normal mum’ to ‘gotta-figure-out-how-to-keep-the-kids-alive-mum’.

This—and all that followed—was not what she expected.

Set across the globe—in California, New Zealand, France and Australia—The Upside of Down is a story of belief, of learning that sometimes joy is a decision.

Publishing details:

Trade PB 234X153mm
320pp $29.95
Release date: 1 September 2014
All Rights: Transit Lounge


Recent articles published in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald


‘The Upside of Down’ launched!

1 Comment

  1. Lizzie Werry

    Hi Susan,
    My name is Lizzie Werry and I am David Werry’s daughter. Dad gave me your book to read, which I read in two days! I loved it. One of my best friends has CF, so reading your book from a parents perspective and a family perspective was really interesting. Thanks for sharing your story with the world, it was a privilege to read.

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