In this remarkable memoir, Trish Harris writes about growing up with acute arthritis – about pain and loss, identity, and living creatively. With quirky illustrations from Sarah Laing, and challenging essays, this book captures a deeply moving experience of knitting a body and soul together.
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Trish Harris’ ‘house’ has arthritis written all over it, but her true self has expanded beyond its walls to embrace the universe. In The Walking-Stick Tree Trish has given us a beautifully written memoir that will bring hope to those living with disability, and encouragement to everyone.
– Joy Cowley
Finding a quality New Zealand book on the experience of disability is like finding water in a desert: eagerly consumed and leaving me wanting more.
– Robyn Hunt
Corpus Article (Oct 2017)
NZ Books Review (PDF)(Sep 2017)
NZ Books Review (DOC)(Sep 2017)
Landfall Review (Aug 2017)
Low Visionary Review (Aug 2017)
Folks Magazine Article (Apr 2017)
Nine To Noon Radio NZ Interview (Dec 2016)
Joint Support Article pp 14-15 (Dec 2016)
Parent to Parent NZ Article (Dec 2016)
Writehanded Review (Dec 2016)
Arts Access Aotearoa Article (Nov 2016)
Stuff news website Article and Video clip (Nov 2016)
Amazon Review (Nov 2016)
Gifts in Open Hands Article (Nov 2016)
The SpinOff Post and Excerpt (Oct 2016)
Kapi-Mana News Article (Oct 2016)
Beatties Book Blog Post (Oct 2016)