The Walking Stick Tree


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.

Read about Trish Harris.

ISBN: 978-0-9941186-4-6




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Also available from Amazon and Kobo, and as an audiobook from The Blind Foundation

Media for The Walking Stick Tree

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)

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