on November 18, 2009
I found this book to be really fascinating and worthwhile. It chronicles the apparent coincidence of two women with exactly the same name and totally unrelated, one living in the US and the other in Australia. Each is an author of several books; each started a cancer support group and there is a huge list of other uncanny similarities in their lives and activities. There is a Yiddish word, "bishert" which means "fated" and their discovery of each other seems to be bishert, indeed.
The book contains a really nice variety of stories of uncanny coincidences and you, the reader, are invited to decide if there's more than mere coincidence at work.
I found it a very worthwhile read.