Healing through Books

Healing Place of the Soul

-Inscription over the door to the library of the ancient city of Thebes

A book is a refuge, a guide, a source of inspiration, a friend. Share a favorite book with Healing Hamlet.

Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. Find Long Walk …

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The River Between Us

Richard Peck “Imagine an age when there were still people around who’d seen U.S. Grant with their own eyes, and men who’d voted for Lincoln.” Fifteen-year-old Howard Leland Hutchings visits his father’s family in Grand Tower, Illinois, in 1916, and meets four old people who raised his father. The only thing he knows about them …

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Out of the Dust

Karen Hesse And I know now that all the time I was trying to get out of the dust, the fact is, what I am, I am because of the dust. And what I am is good enough. Even for me.   Find Out of the Dust

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.

McElligot’s Pool

Dr. Seuss If I wait long enough, if I’m patient and cool, Who knows what I’ll catch in McElligot’s pool? Find McElligot’s Pool

Perfume Dreams

Andrew Lam Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora In this powerful collection of essays, Lam, a syndicated columnist and National Public Radio commentator, explores his identity as a Viet Kieu (a Vietnamese national living abroad) residing in the United States. On April 28, 1975, 11-year-old Lam and his family fled Saigon aboard a crowded C130 cargo …

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll “I could tell you my adventures—beginning from this morning,” said Alice a little timidly; “but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” Find Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Goodreads

Sliding on the Snow Stone

Andy Szpuk Sometimes things happen that test our faith. But how can we truly see what is beautiful if we do not know what is ugly, or if we do not experience hardship? — From Sliding on the Snow Stone It is astonishing that anyone lived this story. It is even more astonishing that anyone …

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Little Women

Louisa May Alcott I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. Find Little Women on Goodreads

The Life of Pi

Yann Martel To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation. Find The Life of Pi at Goodreads