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City of Trees


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A rich and insightful collection of personal essays about life, death and our connection to the environment from bestselling Australian author Sophie Cunningham.

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Sophie Cunningham is the author of four books, Geography, Bird, Melbourne, and Warning- The Story of Cyclone Tracy. She is a former publisher and editor, was a co-founder of The Stella Prize and is now an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University's Non/fiction Lab


`[The] ability to hold and make space for opposing concepts is where the strength and beauty of [Cunningham's] writing lies...City of Trees is a breath of fresh air accompanied by the knowledge of how much is lost, or is being lost...Through these essays one can find the hope and understanding to live and thrive in these dark times.' * Readings Monthly *
`[Cunningham] creates a convincing sense of time and place, and can carry a reader with her telling observations and insights into the emotional lives of her characters.' * Australian on Bird *
`A gripping and visceral tale.' * Readings on Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy *
`Sophie Cunningham's Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy I defy anyone to put down.' * Helen Garner on Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy *
`In this poignant and timely collection of essays, Sophie Cunningham touches on matters private and political, historical and current, beautiful and terrifying.' * Books + Publishing *
`City of Trees is a sorrowful meditation on the effects of climate change and time, but it is also full of wonder, of hope.' * Kill Your Darlings *

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