Archive for the ‘Memoir’ category

Inner Pilgrimage

While her desire for spiritual guidance is one that I can relate to since I have also had that urge for spiritual completeness and that feeling that something was missing in my life, I don’t think I would be ready for…

You Better Not Cry

When you can’t conceal your laughter on a train full of stern and snippy commuters, you know it’s good. When you consider buying a copy for everyone you know this Christmas, you know it’s good. When you pull it out of your purse on date night and start re-reading parts to your hungry date as he tosses his fork under the table just to be able to hide from your hysterical laughter, and you…

Spirit Junkie

A final lesson is that forgiving others is part of the process to opening yourself up to miracles. An example for me would be my supervisor at work not telling me when my contract was terminating, and having someone else do it instead. Rather than holding a grudge that she…

The Caravan of White Gold

I’m as guilty as the next guy of falling prey to the soulless monsters of modernity. For instance, instead of sitting at the table with my morning coffee to enjoy the last few pages of this lovely story and to perhaps find the courage to jot down some mental musings in the precious stillness, I’m behaving like a multitasking loon. I’m standing, hunched over a…

The Gastronomy of Marriage

I hope I’ll relate to the main character. Perhaps I’ll feel less miserable about myself if I get to know someone else who’s hiding her writer’s identity from the world. I’m hoping her fierce love of good books will encourage me to keep exploring the reader in me. I’m also hoping…

Almost French

Remarkable! The entire first chapter describes her waiting at the arrivals gate at Charles de Gaulle airport, not knowing a soul, coming to see the guy she met months before and whose face she’s having a touch of trouble remembering. He’s late, she’s oscillating between panic and…