Author talk: Chrissy Guinery 'When the Smoke Clears' @ Batemans Bay Library
Join author Chrissy Guinery at Batemans Bay Library as she discusses her book and experiences during the 2019/20 fire season.
About this Event
The whole world held its breath as 2020 dawned and Australia was on fire.
In When The Smoke Clears, fire survivor and author Chrissy Guinery presents the human face behind the shocking figures of destruction and loss, through first-hand accounts of the day-to-day struggle to breathe, to believe, to love – under a pall of smoke and in the path of fire.
“My middle-daughter’s house is burning down and I’ve lost contact with my eldest daughter as the fire front threatens her home. It’s the last day of 2019 and it feels like the end of the world.” So begins this fast-paced, personal and grassroots account of living through a torturous fire season and finding a way to push through to recovery.