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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Understory : A Life with Trees
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'Each chapter of this absorbing memoir explores a particular species of tree, layering description, anecdote, and natural history to tell the story of a scrap of forest in the Sunshine Coast hinterland - how the author came to be there and the ways it has shaped her life.

'In many ways, it's the story of a tree-change, of escaping suburban Brisbane for a cottage on ten acres in search of a quiet life. Of establishing a writers' retreat shortly before the Global Financial Crisis hit, and losing just about everything when it did.

'It is also the story of what the author found there: the literature of nature and her own path as a writer. Understory is about connection to place as a white settler descendant, and the search for a language appropriate to describe that experience. '

Notes

  • Dedication: For my father, Brice

  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2017 .
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      Extent: 272p.
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      • Published: 30th May 2017
      ISBN: 9780733635960

Works about this Work

Inga Simpson : Understory : A Life with Trees Tracy Sorensen , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , February 2018;

'In Understory Inga Simpson invites us to be more truly here than we were before.'

Out of the Woods Delia Falconer , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3 June 2017; (p. 16)
Also discusses The Songs of Trees: Stories From Nature's Great Connectors By David George Haskell.
Inga Simpson : Understory CR , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 3-9 June 2017;
'In 2007 Inga Simpson, not yet a successful novelist, is stuck on a wearying conference call when she first sees the cedar cottage that will change her life. It sits in a misty forest and is up for sale. Simpson and her partner, a writer known here as N, aren’t ready for their tree change, but many things in this memoir happen before the pair is ready; they meet challenges as opportunities, equally inspiring and frightening.' (Introduction)
Inga Simpson : Understory CR , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 3-9 June 2017;
'In 2007 Inga Simpson, not yet a successful novelist, is stuck on a wearying conference call when she first sees the cedar cottage that will change her life. It sits in a misty forest and is up for sale. Simpson and her partner, a writer known here as N, aren’t ready for their tree change, but many things in this memoir happen before the pair is ready; they meet challenges as opportunities, equally inspiring and frightening.' (Introduction)
Out of the Woods Delia Falconer , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3 June 2017; (p. 16)
Also discusses The Songs of Trees: Stories From Nature's Great Connectors By David George Haskell.
Inga Simpson : Understory : A Life with Trees Tracy Sorensen , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , February 2018;

'In Understory Inga Simpson invites us to be more truly here than we were before.'

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