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Fairies, elves, demons…
Secrets and desire…
Dark humour, magic, wonder…
Twelve stories that will transport you into other worlds, or twisted versions of our own.
If you had magic, what would you do with it?
If you loved someone, how far would you go?
Meaning, purpose and someone to love. Is it really too much to ask for?
1997 Australia. Bridget Fletcher has a 16-year-old son, friends, a cat, a dog, the beach, and a community she adores. It seems idyllic. But secretly, she fears life is passing her by. And she still has nightmares about her ex-husband claiming his son.
When she stumbles on The Greenleaf Project, she discovers an online world of connection and purpose she never believed possible and dives into a contest to transform the town.
Sickened by the corporate world, Arthur Ross turned his back on his successful career and vowed to reconnect to nature. Bridget and The Greenleaf Project might be just what he is searching for.
Can Bridget win the contest and Arthur’s heart, or will she lose everything she fought so hard to gain?
Set on the sweeping coast of New South Wales, this is a story about sustainability, family, forgiveness, and love, complete with charming characters, thought-provoking topics, and a page-turning plot.
“Two weeks ago, I didn’t even know that Niger was a country… now I am deep in its south with Doctors Without Borders, responsible for saving people’s lives.”
In this story of humanitarian emergency medical work as a physician with Médecins Sans Frontières in Africa, Cassandra Arnold uses spare prose and haunting images to share the heartbreak and the humor, the challenges and the celebrations of volunteer work overseas.
Part journal, part photo album, part poem… deeply personal and deeply confronting… If you have ever wondered what this work is really like, read this book and you will know.
Profits are donated to Doctors Without Borders Canada.
I wrote these poems over the space of a month in the Emergency Department of a major trauma hospital in Sydney, New South Wales.
In between patients, in the dark of night, on coffee break, or catching a moment of sun, I wrestled with what it meant to be the person everyone was leaning on, the one who was supposed to be strong and give answers, not questions of their own.
Being a doctor is a complex business. It relies on the scientific method and analytical thinking, but at its heart also lies compassion and the mystery of being human in the midst of pain.
Come with me to the Emergency Room.
The place I wrote about is Australia. Everything else is universal.
An antidote to climate grief. A love song for the earth. A balm for the heart
In this striking collection Cassandra Arnold speaks simply and powerfully about the love of nature, climate grief, and the need to process our emotions if we are to avoid depression and stay engaged.
Poetry, art and music are our allies in this work, and these words and images will enfold and inspire you.
No matter where you are on the activist path, you are invited to rest here for a while and emerge restored.
ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL ART BY THE AUTHOR