The Mandala Writers Circle

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Stories expand our world, and exposure to good writing improves our craft. Find our book recommendations here.

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We are Carolyn Heilman and Leah Carey, friends and writing partners. In 2012, we founded the Mandala Writers Circle.

Recent Posts

Worth A Read: The Children Act, by Ian McEwan

Worth A Read: The Children Act, by Ian McEwan

Nov 17, 2014 | No Comments

The BUZZ: Latest novel by Jerusalem Prize-winner and author of Atonement The GIST: Fiona Maye is a devoted, accomplished London barrister. She presides over family law cases that center on The Children Act which provides protection and welfare for British minors.The story begins after her husband of thirty years, a University professor, proposes open marriage. […]

Pause for Effect: Ken Burns at Boston’s Symphony Hall

Pause for Effect: Ken Burns at Boston’s Symphony Hall

Nov 14, 2014 | No Comments

If ever an artist was inspired by the mysteries of humanity, and in particular our American humanity, it would have to be documentarian Ken Burns. As a prolific filmmaker, Burns defined a new form of storytelling three decades ago and has been chronicling eras and events ever since. Each of his 25 epic films has […]

Worth A Read: The Other Typist, by Suzanne Rindell

Worth A Read: The Other Typist, by Suzanne Rindell

Nov 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

The BUZZ: A debut novel and psychological thriller; a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year (2013). Keira Knightley has signed on to produce and star in the film version of the novel. The GIST: It’s the roaring 20’s, and young Rose Baker is not partaking of its fruits. Instead, she’s enjoying her unremarkable job […]