Patchwork, Lisa Warrington

These Two Hands: A Memoir Renée Mākaro Press, $38.00, ISBN 9780994137845 These Two Hands is the memoir of a woman’s life which is simultaneously ordinary and extraordinary. Born in Napier in 1929, Renée has lived through tumultuous times, both in her private and public life. As she writes, “drama didn’t just follow me. It came out and met me with a big tah-dah.” Playwright, poet, mother, gardener, avid reader, daughter, working woman, pragmatist, director, sister, teacher, wife, novelist, feminist, lesbian, blogger, survivor, maker of “the best female gnomes in the entire world”, and the recent recipient of the Prime Minister’s

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