Changed, changed utterly, Diane Comer

Earthquakes & Butterflies
Kathleen Gallagher
Wickcandle Books, $35.00,
ISBN 9780473332327

Kathleen Gallagher’s Earthquakes & Butterflies is a work of profound beauty and healing for all of us who experienced the Christchurch earthquakes, however near or far we were from the epicentre. Like concentric rings moving outward from the first event, the book radiates through the reader, even as the quakes did:

Some folk born and bred here who are living on the other side of the world or other parts of the country are affected, as if the shaking of the earth has also gone inside their bones. This is their place, their turangawaewae, the place they call home.

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