Dying to Know Kindle Edition
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But soon, you become enmeshed in her journey to search out a more peaceful way of life, in order to cure herself. The friends she starts with and those she pulls around her are very well-drawn. We know them, like our own circle of friends. Carson spares none of them from the glare of inspection. They are all affected by Callie's journey, in one way or another.
In the meantime, she finds love in the person of Joe, a longtime friend and he assists her in finding the right path for her. An Inuit, he's wise in ways the Western world doesn't understand, as is her Chinese friend Mary, another partner in her search.
You must read this book. You will find yourself looking at your own life differently. Christina Carson is a fearless writer and I found myself picking out favorite phrases from the book. I know I will read this one again and soon.
It's been a long while since I read a book so thought-provoking and relevant to my own life. Ms. Carson is a story-teller of unequaled talent; I've read other writings of hers and always come away taller, more peaceful and imbued with a greater sense of dignity than before. Having grown up in the Southwest, I hail from a beautiful tri-culture that allows me to see her writing in any venue as being deeply infused with what I call "coyote wisdom" (about soul and mind), as she brings us along on a journey filled with insights and images that break us out of our frozen-heart places and fully transform our awareness. Hers is truly a deep and profound intelligence.
"Dying To Know" provides insights into a person's hidden fears and hurts that often underlie and contribute to or even cause the development of many physical and psychological problems, and also suggests a variety of ancient and timeless solutions which inspire hope that change is possible. Her characters are richly believable and worm their way into your heart with total ease. The author guides us like a life compass, showing us what's good and lasting about our own selves as well as about humanity. In reading the book it reaffirmed my belief that we are all interconnected...and that brought me comfort. You will probably find yourself highlighting every other paragraph as I did.Read more ›
Cleverly written into the book are universal messages of healing. One must confront and deal with their personal demons and find the root causes to the symptoms their body expresses. This is the path the main character takes, with all her emotional ups and downs, eventually to discovery. Discovery of what it truly means to be free, to be human, to be happy, and to be healthy.
If you're looking for a well-written book, with depth, layers, and meaning, this is one you shouldn't pass up.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book takes us past thinking to knowing in an intuitive fashion. It is a lovely book of hope, friendship, love and loss. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Prindaville
I couldn't stop reading it. I could hardly wait to get back to it. Love books like this!Published 21 months ago by Joycesheff
Christina Carson writes important books with huge messages. After I read Suffer the Little Children, I thought about her deft portraits of human despair when a life is lived... Read morePublished on February 24, 2014 by Book Addict
I think this is a remarkable book. While it starts with a woman receiving a cancer diagnosis it continues to teach us what a full life really is. Read morePublished on August 30, 2013 by William
A cancer diagnosis changes Callie's life, but not always in ways you would expect. Drawing her friends around her, she delves, with their help, into new ways of thinking and new... Read morePublished on July 7, 2013 by Darlene Jones
True Reality in a story we can understand - today's issues, today's language, Universal Reality. I absolutely loved the concepts in this book!Published on March 29, 2013 by Jet
A very well written book about one woman fighting her fear of cancer using alternative approaches. I found it very interesting following her emotional turmoil associated with the... Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by Pame
Until I read DYING TO KNOW, Herman Hesse's, 'Siddhartha," Nevil Shute's "Round the Bend," and Somerset Maugham's, "Razors Edge" were my favorite esoteric novels. Read morePublished on April 1, 2012 by Bert Carson