Coverart for item
The Resource We can make a life, Chessie Henry

We can make a life, Chessie Henry

Label
We can make a life
Title
We can make a life
Statement of responsibility
Chessie Henry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Summary
Hours after the 2011 Christchuch Earthquake, Kaikoura-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. Chessie rebuilds her family's lives on the page, from her parents' honeymoon across Africa, to living in Tokelau as one of five children under ten before returning to New Zealand, where her mother would set her heart and home in the Clarence Valley only to see it devastated in the 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake, and the family displaced. Written with the same love and compassion that defines her family's courage and strength, We Can Make a Life is an extraordinary memoir about the psychological cost of heroism, home and belonging, and how a family made a life together. I'd always felt that I was emotional because I had been raised by emotional people: talking right from the beginning, unafraid of tears or love or closeness. Was it entrenched in us, to feel things too much? Would we have to fight it away - the black shape at the edges, bounding after us, a smudge of darkness in an otherwise colourful scene
Cataloging source
NZAUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henry, Chessie
Dewey number
[E]
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henry, Chessie
  • Henry, Chris
  • Henry, Chris
  • Henry, Chris
  • Physicians
  • Christchurch Earthquake, N.Z., 2011
  • Christchurch Earthquake, N.Z., 2011
  • Burn out (Psychology)
Label
We can make a life, Chessie Henry
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A memoir of family, earthquakes and courage" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Hāpuku -- Drummond Street -- 17 July 1960 -- Talismans -- Philippa -- Windfall -- Africa -- Sumner -- Kids -- Tokelau -- Going home -- Falling through -- The Fallen Gull Club -- Grand plans -- The river -- India -- Christchurch, 22 February 2011 -- After -- Abi -- Hard work -- Election 2017 -- Kaikōura, 14 November 2016 -- A deep loss -- Brave -- We can make a life
Control code
on1050460773
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
253 p., [16] p. of plates ;
Isbn
9781776561940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
col. ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1050460773
Label
We can make a life, Chessie Henry
Publication
Note
"A memoir of family, earthquakes and courage" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Hāpuku -- Drummond Street -- 17 July 1960 -- Talismans -- Philippa -- Windfall -- Africa -- Sumner -- Kids -- Tokelau -- Going home -- Falling through -- The Fallen Gull Club -- Grand plans -- The river -- India -- Christchurch, 22 February 2011 -- After -- Abi -- Hard work -- Election 2017 -- Kaikōura, 14 November 2016 -- A deep loss -- Brave -- We can make a life
Control code
on1050460773
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
253 p., [16] p. of plates ;
Isbn
9781776561940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
col. ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1050460773

Library Locations

    • Manawatū LibraryBorrow it
      Tennent Drive, Palmerston North, Palmerston North, 4472, NZ
      -40.385340 175.617349
Processing Feedback ...