Sunday, December 6, 2009

Weekly Finds 12/06/09

Only one new book this post week.  My pile of TBR under the coffee table is getting fairly large, so I hope to be clearing quite a bit of those out over the holiday.

The Heart of the Buddha by Elsie Sze.  Received as a review copy from PR by the Book, a book publicity company.

From the back of the book:  When Marian, an earnest romantic and idealist, goes missing in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhautan, her prim and pragmatic twin sister, Ruthie, journeys from Canada to search for her.  When Ruthie uncovers Marian's passion for a Bhutanese monk and her hazardous trek over a mountain pass into Tibet, she fears the worst.  And those fears only intensify when a sinister Tibetan reveals that he is also in pursuit of Marian.  As the sisters struggle to reach each other, they must overcome the demands of their own hearts and spirits.

In easy, poetic prose, Elsie Sze paintss an enchanting picture of Bhutan as she spins a tale of mystery, adventure, and romance, recounting the two sisters' physical and spiritual journeys to find each other and their true selves.

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