Whether we planned to or not (and we didn’t), we ended up taking a hiatus from this blog. The Mandala Writers Circle itself is still going strong, though, and we have some exciting news to share. First, Carolyn published her book! The Protectlings at Woods Edge is a beautiful, heartwarming story; Carolyn has created memorable […]
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We’re excited to announce that Carolyn’s book, The Protectlings at Woods Edge, has been published! The Protectlings tells the story of eleven-year-old Samantha Penning, who has the secret responsibility of caring for the Woodlanders, special creatures who live in the dark woods behind her house. Illustrated by the author. For ages 10 and up. To find out more or purchase on Amazon, click here.- Carolyn’s Book Release
Leah’s first book has been published! As Simple As Breathing: On Yoga, Writing, and Life is a collection of personal essays exploring how we overcome self-doubt, find our purpose, and share our talents. To find out more or purchase on Amazon.com, click here.- Leah’s Book Release
The BUZZ: This pocket-sized book, all of 48 pages, has been holding its own on bestseller lists for months. It’s the transcript of Nigerian novelist Adichie’s 2012 TEDx Talk with the same title, a personal essay about what it means to be a feminist today. The GIST: As Adichie writes in her introduction, she was hesitant to […]
The BUZZ: One of Amazon’s Best Books of 2015, from the award-winning author of Life After Life. The GIST: A ‘companion’ to Life After Life ( which I have not read ). This story focuses on Teddy, the beloved little brother of Ursula Todd, from that debut novel. Teddy is an old Brit reviewing his […]
We stared at the television, straining to see the grainy black-and-white footage of the lunar landscape. The spaceship looked like something built with Legos, and the astronaut looked like the Michelin man, moving awkwardly on the cratered grey surface. Neil Armstrong spoke his historic words as we – my siblings and cousins and I – […]
The BUZZ: Coates is an award-winning journalist and national correspondent for The Atlantic. This extended essay/memoir is his second book. The GIST: Written as a letter to his son, Coates explores what it means to be a black man in America today. He sees current racial violence as part of a history of assault that has […]