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Sara's Year (The Sara Stories) Paperback – August 30, 2015
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"I have always felt that literature is there for two reasons: to give us a chance to look at others' lives and to teach us something. Sara's Year does both and it does so with great style. I did not want this book to end; when it did, I started reading it again."
About the Author
A native of Montreal, where parts of Sara’s Year, After Sara’s Year and The Emmeline Papers are set, Mark David Gerson is the award-winning author of the popular Q’ntana Trilogy of fantasy novels, of five critically acclaimed books on writing and of two memoirs. His screenplay adaptations of the Q’ntana Trilogy novels are on their way to movie theaters as a trio of epic films. • Visit the author’s website at www.markdavidgerson.com. Follow Mark David on Facebook at www.facebook.com/markdavidgerson.page and on Twitter @markdavidgerson.
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Top customer reviews
If you're looking for a powerful read that will touch your heart, take you through the lows and highs of a magnificent story and constantly inspires you, then this is the book for you.
Mark David Gerson is a master of his craft and it shows.
Sara's Year is a jewel that sparks with a light that will shine for generations to come ... it is a classic in the making.
Please, please don't miss this one
as I did here , getting lost in a story ,feeling what they feel, seeing life through their eyes
and wanting all the while to find out how it turns out in the end. Makes me want to continue to know the characters on and on.
This book couldn't have come at a more perfect time in my life. I was struggling with the creative issues so beautifully illustrated by Sara's Year- who among us hasn't?
Sara's Year goes right to the core of living our lives creatively, passionately, and authentically as human beings. Are we making excuses to avoid living naked as we expose ourselves creatively, most vulnerably? Sara's got something to say about this in her hard earned tenure. The question is, can she walk the talk...Or will she die having never fully lived... That's for you to find out!
Sara's Year is my story too. At different stages of my life – and more so now than ever – I find myself in some aspect as each and every one of the characters poetically brought to life and illustrated by Gerson.
You will undeniably be on the edge of your seat as Gerson's cliffhanger's, twists, and turns leave you shedding tears of sorrow and joy, longing for the next morsel of adventure and life.
Reading Sara's Year was not only a heartfelt joy, it was the perfectly gentle nudge to keep moving forward and taking more daring creative steps in my own life.
Gerson's theme is "Positive Inspiration At It's Best" and he has more than earned the right to claim this. He lives it. And that's exactly what Sara's Year is!
Thank you Mark David for another priceless gem! You are such an inspiration and beautiful expression of a life lived passionately, creatively, and authentically!
Synchronicity plays a significant role in Sara’s story. Threads from various sources and different times weave together to weave make this tapestry-story.
syn·chro·nic·i·ty ˌsiNGkrəˈnisədē/ noun
1. the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.
Sara has known Bernie since the day he was born; she and his mother were life-long best friends. As Bernie walks away from his mother’s funeral, he leaves behind not only the Jewish shiva but unknowingly walks into a new life. Memories – Sara’s – mingle with reminiscences of Esther as both Bernie and Sara talk out their grief, and regret.
Esther speaks from the grave, it seems, urging them both to seek out their dreams, to breathe life into them, and to follow their hearts.
Does Bernie embrace the revelations Sara shares with him? Can he accept the self-discoveries he makes in his grief-borne wandering?
Will Sara pick up her pen, and be who she always wanted to be?
While the bulk of the story takes place over only a few days, the memories shared take the reader back fifty years, to the then-young and aspiring Esther and Sarah. What, then, is the year that is Sara’s Year? What makes the year so significant and life changing? Which begs the question, what synchronicities in my life have made a year or a day or a week significant and life changing? I should be an old Jewish woman? I should have a Bernie or an Esther stirring my dreams? The ultimate question is, have I picked heeded the clarion call in my own life? Have I owned the dream placed within me from the beginning of time? Why yes, yes I have. Because it truly is never too late to follow my dreams, wherever they may take me.
Mr. Gerson had created a vivid story world in which this reader readily entered. Relatable characters gave depth and dimension to Sara’s Year, making it a favorite read of this reviewer.
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