Monthly Archives: June 2021

My Journey to Lhasa, by Alexandra David-Neel

Why this book: I heard first about Alexandra David-Neel in James Nestor’s  book Breath, in which he described how she kept herself warm while traveling in the Himalayas in Tibet by a special type of breathing.  I looked her up and … Continue reading

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Red Dress in Black and White, by Elliot Ackerman

Why this book:  This book had been repeatedly suggested by my friend Janar for our literature reading group. We had read Elliot Ackerman’s Waiting for Eden last year, and we were finally ready to select this book as well.  Glad … Continue reading

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The Whistling Season, by Ivan Doig

Why this book: I had been reading primarily non-fiction and was looking for a novel to balance my reading. My friend Francine told me she’d just read this one. I had read 5 other books by Doig, one of the … Continue reading

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