Get Lit Bookclub: Chessie Henry, We Can Make A Life
With Michelle Johnston and Sisonke Msimang
We Can Make A Life is a big-hearted memoir about Chessie's family journey of recovery after the Christchurch earthquake. It includes a memorable portrait of her father, a rural GP intent on saving everyone but himself.
'This sensitive memoir of an adventurous, rambunctious family of seven follows Henry’s parents across the South China Sea, through Africa, to the South Island of New Zealand, onto remote Tokelau, and then into the heart of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, where her father, a rural doctor, spent hours crawling through a collapsed building looking for survivors. Alongside Henry’s careful observation of her parents is her warm portrait of her brothers, from rugby-playing Matt and enormous Rocky to natural leader Rufus, whose disability becomes just another part of the complicated family dynamics in this warm-hearted book.' Dan Kois, www.slate.com
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6pm, Registrations required.