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Wisdom Tree: Five Novellas by Nick Earls

Nick at the University of Queensland

The slow release of Wisdom Tree will begin on the first of each month from May 2016 with the last of these pocket-sized novellas released in September.

Every once in a while, you get to read something so sparklingly creative, unique and authentic that it makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck, makes your skin tingle. Wisdom Tree is that.

This smart, precise, and beautiful novella reads like an emotional time bomb. Everything is quiet at first, then comes a slow build of tension, and then comes a strange ticking sound, and then—BOOM—suddenly your heart blows up. You can’t write better than this. It’s simply perfect.
—Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love

Together these novellas create a 21st century world in which five families struggle and resolve the tension of our time: balancing the desire for fame and fortune with the obligations and responsibility, and the love to be found in everyday family life.

This floored me. The format is a game changer and the linked novellas combine to create the best book I’ve read in 12 years, since David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas. Five complex and distinct stories set in New York, Brisbane, Vancouver, Alaska and L.A. that somehow magically meet—I can’t quite believe it. Earls has never had his due but if this doesn’t get incredible press from here to Timbuktu, then publishing truly is broken. Or maybe he just fixed it, because Wisdom Tree is a transcendent wonder.

—Chris Flynn, author of Tiger in Eden and The Glass Kingdom

Our buyer, Dean, has just read the first one, insisted we all read it and admitted to crying by the end of it!—Stephanie Diamond, book-buyer Better Read than Dead

Read more about Wisdom Tree here or visit the individual novella pages below.







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