The book chosen for the inaugural WOMAD Book Club is:

"We Can Make A Life"
By Chessie Henry


Book Club aims to bring people together to express their perspectives and explore the themes within the book while getting insights from Chessie herself.

"We Can Make A Life" is an an extraordinary memoir about the psychological cost of heroism, home and belonging, and how a family made a life together.  

Hours after the 2011 Christchuch Earthquake, Kaikōura-based doctor Chris Henry crawled through the burning CTV building to rescue those who were trapped. Six years later, his daughter Chessie interviews him in an attempt to understand the trauma that led her father to burnout, in the process unravelling stories and memories from her own remarkable family history.

We urge you to get a copy and get reading. In late January we will ask you to submit questions for Chessie to answer in the Book Club session at WOMAD.

 

 

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