FOR RELEASE: MAY 14, 2014
Readers! Exactly one week from today Buddhapuss Ink will celebrate the launch of debut author Faye Rapoport DesPres' Message From a Blue Jay: Love, Loss, and One Writer's Journey Home. Don't miss your chance to read this heartwarming and life-affirming account. Travel with Faye across the country and over an ocean as she reveals the truth about her life and the moments that helped define her.
Now, just in case you can't wait a whole week, here are two brand new excerpts:
From "Message From a Blue Jay"
"You have to go,” I told the blue jay, my voice firm now. The jay stood on my boot and stared up at me. No other cars had driven by, no other students had walked this way. There was just this bird and me, alone in the cold, wet rain, surrounded by thick, dark trees, on a road that disappeared into nothing in both directions. “Please,” I said, “you have to fly away."
From "The Hope"
[ . . ] So whenever I am in Israel I search my body, my mind, and my heart for the certainty they feel. I wait patiently for it to overtake me. I sense the energy that courses through the streets and the people and try to absorb it into my own skin. I let the sounds of the language enter empty crevices in my mind and give rise to images that are absent in English. I watch the waves of the Mediterranean lap against the shores as the sun sets behind the hotels in Tel Aviv. I am transfixed by the lights of the ancient port of Jaffa as they shine over the water at night. I breathe the hot, dry air into my lungs in the desert and feel the crunch of ancient earth beneath my boots. I run my hands along the smooth edges of the stones of ancient ruins and sit in the crevices of their walls drinking water from a canteen. In the morning, as I listen to the birdsongs, I wait for an inner stillness I have craved all my life. I want to feel, even if only for a moment, the fractured elements of who I am fall, finally, into place. But the feeling never finds me.
We hope that you've enjoyed your peek inside Faye's beautiful book. You still have time to be among the first to own a copy. CLICK HERE!
Faye would like to invite anyone in the Boston area to join her for a Book Launch Party on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7:00PM. Faye will be reading from her book, taking questions from the audience, and signing copies of her book. Light refreshments will be served.
Location: Back Pages Books
289 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453