Book Launch: Map for the Heart' by Jillian Sullivan.
8 October 2020 5:30pm — 7:00pm
Join us in celebrating the launch of 'Map for the Heart' by Jillian Sullivan.
To live in Central Otago is to come to terms with the dominance of nature. Sullivan set out to walk the hills and mountains of the Ida Valley where she lives, and follow the Manuherekia River from the mountains to its confluence with the Clutha/Mata-au. Her aim was to explore not only the land and river for themselves, but the ways in which we grow in intimacy with where we live; how our histories, and those of the people who went before us, our experiences of loss and love, our awakening to what is around us, bring us closer to community – closer to a meaningful life.
Map for the Heart is a haunting collection of essays braiding history and memoir with environmentalism, amid an awareness of the seasonal fluctuations of light and wind, heat and snow, plants and creatures, and the lives and work of locals.