The Space Between the Stars: On Love, Loss and the Magical Power of Nature to Heal

· Bolinda · Narrated by Indira Naidoo
5 hr 16 min

About this audiobook

After her younger sister died suddenly, broadcaster Indira Naidoo's world was shattered. Turning to her urban landscape for solace, Naidoo found herself drawn to a fig tree overlooking Sydney harbour. A connection began to build between the two – one with a fractured heart, the other a centurion offering quiet companionship while asking nothing in return. As Naidoo grappled with her heartbreak, an unnoticed universe of infinite beauty revealed itself: pale vanilla clouds pirouetting across the sky, resilient weeds pushing through cracks in the footpath, the magical biodiversity of tiny puddles. With the help of a posse of urban guides, she began to explore how nature – whatever bits of nature are within reach – can heal us during life's darker chapters, whether nursing a broken heart or an anxious mind. The Space Between the Stars is a heart-rending, at times funny and uplifting tribute to love and our innate need to connect to the natural world, a celebration of the reassuring cycle of renewal that sustains and nourishes us all.

About the author

Indira Naidoo is one of Australia's most popular broadcasters and authors. During her 30-year award-winning journalistic career she has hosted and reported for some of the country's most distinguished news and current affair programs. A passionate advocate for environmental and food sustainability issues, Indira is author of the bestselling The Edible Balcony and The Edible City, has designed award-winning gardens and helps community groups build their own food gardens. She is also a sought-after speaker and facilitator, and an ambassador for Sydney's homeless crisis centre the Wayside Chapel.

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