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Wishing Year: A House, a Man, My Soul - A Memoir of Fulfilled Desire

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

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    I now make wishes all the time!

    Noelle Oxenhandler is not afraid to show the spiritual side of wishing and all the elements that go with it. She describes the art of wishing with such ease that it makes you want to stop and wish for everything and anything.
    She adds magic in this 21st century to the art of wishing and were people no longer believe in wishing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2008

    Not the new-age chick-lit book you might have thought

    I'm surprised this book is listed in the Women's Studies category. It's a memoir by a woman, yes, but its appeal should and could be wider. Oxenhandler has a healthy skepticism towards the idea of wishes having power, and her change of outlook is based in just as practical a mindset. Her graduate degree in philosophy and the fact that she's well-read inform the book. As someone who finds it easier to believe that 'if wishes were horses, beggers would ride', I find myself respectful of her experience and moved by what she went through. And I'm enjoying learning about other cultures' beliefs along the way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2008

    Beautiful!! Buy Additional Copies for Friends!

    I bought additional copies and gifted them to friends. I'm 45, an environmental scientist, mother of college age kids, already own a house and have a man...And Noelle's beautiful, smart, honest storytelling made me 'wish' the book wouldn't end. The Wishing Year is parts natural history, memoir, and inspiration.. I hope she spends another year wishing and writing about it.

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