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Journey Into the Mind's Eye Paperback – September 19, 2005


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  • Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Eland Books; 2 edition (September 19, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0907871542
  • ISBN-13: 978-0907871545
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,432,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If you are interested in Russia--if you are interested in love--this haunting book is one to read and re-read." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen C. Griffin on August 23, 2005
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Like Rupert Brooke, Blanch has spent her long life loving an extraordinary number of people, places, & things, but her greatest passion is for The Traveler, her mentor & lover, and Russia. From her sedate pre-WW I nursery onwards, The Traveler brings an air of Siberia to quiet London. Perhaps a former suitor of her mother's, he delicately seduces Blanch with visions of wolves and Easter, church bells and crisp snow, icons and fire-light. They consummate their affair when she is 17. But there is nothing of tawdiness, exploitation, or abuse in all this; it's a great romance told ruefully, with humor and delight. Her Traveler expands her horizons forever, and teaches her a tremendous capacity for love. Centering the memoir is a journey on the Siberian train in the 1960s, long after his disappearance. She is seeking their Russia, long gone, and some trace of him. Though she fails, it's a lovely read.
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