Sunday, June 12, 2011

Would You Face Your Fear To Celebrate A Good Friend?

At an intimate, festive dinner party in Seattle, six women gather to celebrate their friend Kate's recovery from cancer. Wineglass in hand, Kate strikes a bargain with them. To celebrate her new lease on life, she'll do the one thing that's always terrified her: white-water rafting. But if she goes, all of them will also do something they always swore they'd never do-and Kate is going to choose their adventures.

Shimmering with warmth, wit, and insight, Joy for Beginners is a celebration of life: unexpected, lyrical, and deeply satisfying.

Jackie says:
"Erica Bauermeister, author of the luminescent The School of Essential Ingredients has done it again. Her new book is told in multiple voices, all women, all having agreed to a challenge that they do one thing that scares them within one year. The catch was that their friend Kate, as part of her celebration for being declared clean of all cancer after 18 months, got to pick what that thing was. 

Many of the challenges seem benign--"get rid of those books", "learn to make bread"--but when the story of WHY the those were challenges draws the reader into the complex lives of these women and the things their inner selves are searching for. This book will break your heart and stitch it back up again as you cry, laugh, rejoice and embrace these women. This is one amazing book. My challenge to you it to read it, though the only hard part of that is putting it down once you begin."

Meet the author tomorrow night at 7:30 at our Highland's Ranch store.

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