- Paperback: 228 pages
- Publisher: PF Publishing; 1 edition (April 27, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692359672
- ISBN-13: 978-0692359679
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,930,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Like Water Paperback – April 27, 2015
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About the Author
T. Thorn Coyle is internationally known for her non-fiction books on spiritual practice. She joyfully stalks the streets that border the San Francisco Bay. This is her first novel. You can find out more about her at http://www.thorncoyle.com, https://twitter.com/thorncoyle, and https://www.facebook.com/tthorncoyle.
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The heart of the city of Oakland is struggle. It always has been. It will continue to be so. But a struggle is an opportunity to poke and prod at the good and the bad in a city designed by change.
Coyle has sought out the very essence of what change means in this city and found the rhythm and the rhymes that carry these changes.
The characters peer into your heart, force you to acknowledge them, make themselves felt; and yet, the question I came away with was: how will I continue to help this change along? What part can I play in the changes of this town?
And each of us, no matter where we live, should be asking ourselves these very questions about our own cities. Because that change, it's coming.
My first read through was right when the book came out. I stayed up late and finished it within a couple of days. I knew I wanted to like the book because I love Thorn's non-fiction writing. I didn't anticipate loving it as much as I did. I expected Like Water to be heavy and depressing, but instead found it to be deep and yet hopeful. For a long time I heard Alex' voice in my head as I walked the trails at Lake Merritt and scenes from the book impressed themselves on me on the streets of Oakland.
Beauty weaves despair into hope as the story unfolds and the characters come to life. By the time you finish Like Water, you feel like you know them, you feel like they are hovering somewhere right there over the shoulder, whispering about the struggle for justice, of loss and dancing, and the hope of being on fire.