Liv Hambrett

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Now I Climb Rocks – Available for Purchase!

It isn’t a huge book, numbering only 140 pages. It feels, having finished it, both compact and full. It picks up, almost, where Heimat left off but deals with very different themes. Whereas Heimat was a collation of the writing I did while trying to find my feet in Germany, and justify or understand why I was there, Now I Climb Rocks begins with when I fell pregnant and covers the first five years or so of this motherhood trip. How have my children affected my relationship with Germany? Do one’s children anchor you further to a country not your own and if so, what bearing does that have on your own identity? How do you pass on all you know and miss and come from – what is compromised? What is lost? What is gained?

Now I Climb Rocks is now available to purchase. If you live in: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, the UK, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain, the USA or Germany, you can buy it directly from the publisher’s site by clicking here.

If you’re in Germany, you can also buy it through Thalia,, Amazon, or Hugendubel.

Australians: email me at with Order: Now I Climb Rocks in the subject line. In the body of the email let me know how many copies you would like and your postal address. You will receive a confirmation of order and an invoice letting you know how to pay. The book + postage will cost 20AUD and if you’d like me to sign it, nothing would make me feel more special.

A Kindle/e-reader version will also soon be available.

Thank you, as always. And happy reading.


  1. Robert

    15 February, 2020 at 5:19 am

    I hope your book does well. Is Heimat on Kindle. I read all your well written emails. We have a friend from Australia so we have also been following the fires and now floods. Good luck to all.

    1. Liv

      6 May, 2020 at 11:16 am

      Hi Robert, yes Heimat is available as an ebook, on all the same platforms (Hugendubel, Amazon, Thalia, epubli etc!)

  2. Victoria

    3 April, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    I just wanted to say I read your book last night all in one sitting and I loved it. You write so well and you transfer the emotions
    of motherhood and longing for your homeland and nostalgia to the page. Please keep writing.

    1. Liv

      6 May, 2020 at 10:22 am

      Victoria, thank you so, so much. It means an inordinate amount to read such words and to know the book meant something to you.

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