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              Books by Jane Carswell

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              Under the Huang Jiao Tree: Two Journeys in China
               

              Under the Huang Jiao Tree: Two Journeys in China (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Carswell, Jane

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              In mid-life Jane Carswell leaves her seemingly tranquil New Zealand life, her family and friends, to teach English in Chongqing, China. Her journey into the unknown epitomises the ache so many of us feel in our own lives for new challenges and personal understandings.

              ISBN 9780980571721
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2009
              Publisher Transit Lounge Publishing
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              Talk of Treasure
               

              Talk of Treasure (EPUB ebook)

              By Carswell, Jane

              Jane Carswell began her working life at Pegasus Press shortly after its audacious publication of Janet Frame's novel Owls Do Cry, and years later she went on to write an award-winning memoir called Under the Huang Jiao Tree: Two journeys in China. The road between one book and... the other was paved with both delight and self-doubt, the experience provoking Jane to write again, this time about the transformation between the private interior worlds of reading and meditation and the noisy exterior world of publication, between the books we read and treasure and the ones we write. With a wry and engaging tone, she invites us into her world and its jostling demands of music teaching, writing, friends and family, a succession of Chinese guests, and travels to a world of meditation and monasteries. In the spirit of the works of Anne Lamott and Kate Llewellyn, the daily activities of Jane's life are bound to small breakthroughs and quiet illuminations. The author becomes a perfect companion to the reader as her life, writing, and meditation coalesce in profound ways. But as the perfect ending to her own writing journey and understanding threatens to elude her, Jane journeys to where Janet Frame grew up to find the courage and wisdom to complete her own story. Lyrical and literary, Talk of Treasure is a compelling memoir about how to be a writer, and more simply, just how to be.
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              ISBN 9781925760194
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              Language en
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2019
              Publisher NewSouth Books
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              Talk of Treasure
               

              Talk of Treasure (Paperback)

              By Carswell, Jane

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              Jane Carswell began her working life at Pegasus Press shortly after its audacious publication of Janet Frame's novel Owls Do Cry, and years later she went on to publish a book herself, an award-winning memoir about teaching in China called Under the Huang Jiao Tree. The road betw...een one book and the other was a rocky one paved with self-doubt and publishers' rejections, the experience provoking Jane to write again, this time about the troubled transformation between the private interior world of reading and the noisy exterior world of publication, between the books we read and treasure and the ones we write. She tried to manage this struggle by dividing her time between a busy life as a music teacher in Christchurch while looking after a succession of Chinese guests, and a quiet withdrawal to a world of meditation and monasteries. But publication continued to elude her, so Jane journeyed to the place where Janet Frame grew up to find the courage she needed to revise her manuscript one last time. Lyrical and literary, Talk of Treasure is a compelling memoir about how to be a writer, and more simply, just how to be.
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              ISBN 9780994137913
              Published NZ 5 Oct 2016
              Publisher Makaro Press
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              Talk of Treasure: Words on writing, meditation and life

              Talk of Treasure: Words on writing, meditation and life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Carswell, Jane

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              Jane Carswell began her working life at Pegasus Press shortly after its audacious publication of Janet Frame's novel Owls Do Cry, and years later she went on to write an award-winning memoir called Under the Huang Jiao Tree: Two journeys in China. The road between one book and th...e other was paved with both delight and self-doubt, the experience provoking Jane to write again, this time about the transformation between the private interior worlds of reading and meditation and the noisy exterior world of publication, between the books we read and treasure and the ones we write. With a wry and engaging tone, she invites us into her world and its jostling demands of music teaching, writing, friends and family, a succession of Chinese guests, and travels to a world of meditation and monasteries. In the spirit of the works of Anne Lamott and Kate Llewellyn, the daily activities of Jane's life are bound to small breakthroughs and quiet illuminations. The author becomes a perfect companion to the reader as her life, writing, and meditation coalesce in profound ways. But as the perfect ending to her own writing journey and understanding threatens to elude her, Jane journeys to where Janet Frame grew up to find the courage and wisdom to complete her own story. Lyrical and literary, Talk of Treasure is a compelling memoir about how to be a writer, and more simply, just how to be. 'Carswell's understated writing has a rare clarity and honesty.' - The Dominion Post 'Her powers of description are so acute and tender. An enjoyable and fascinating account of the ways in which our passions enable us to become fully human.' - Ruth Fowler, Community Meditation teacher 'Jane Carswell treads not only carefully, but thoughtfully and originally.' - The Age
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              ISBN 9781925760163
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2019
              Publisher Transit Lounge Publishing
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