|Publisher:||Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||556 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
LAURA THOMPSON was educated at Simmons College; at Boston University in Paris, where she received a master's degree in International Relations; and at INSEAD. She is an active member of the Foreign Press Association and also a member of the board of the Pen and Brush in New York. She has lived in the United States and Europe and has travelled worldwide.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Laura Thompson's novel, Laughter in the Canyon, sets up a beautiful flight for two young lovers over the Grand Canyon, then stops. But that's where the story starts again, crossing the world, enjoying the elegance of high society and poverty of jungle, the security of the rich and famous and the helplessness of political dissidence. Mystical powers protect and guide while Greek dance, French cuisine, Egyptian history and mythology all play their part. And "the path to enlightenment" might be more than mere teasing reference to the healing power of Reiki. Explosions, poison, and betrayal give way to the help of guardian spirits as the story flies round the world, providing a rapid-fire travelogue of beauty and nature. Scenes from National Geographic play out as a backdrop for wounded love. Disaster promises hope. Opera music plays. In the end, an angel's guidance, the sciences of astrology and reincarnation, and the gentle touches of meaningful coincidence, all combine in teaching Nicole learn to follow her heart. Recovering from tragedy, she finally visits India, where she learns at last the joy of loving someone "completely on all levels of existence: physical, mental and spiritual." The history's well-researched, the mythology fascinating, and the locations are lovingly described. The mysteries of past lives thread through the story to a nicely modern-day, intriguing conclusion. And the novel's a surprisingly light quick read, given the mystique of its topics. Disclosure: I read this novel in the Popular Literary Fiction section of the Dan Poynter Global eBook Awards.
Beautiful and intelligent descriptive passages. The heroine was believable and her personality aptly described on the emotional, spiritual and intellectual levels. A touching love story that tugs on the heartstrings and transcends our earthly existence.
I enjoyed readind this book and was transported to many places where I lived and knew.A love sory across many continents. And if you are the spiritual type,this book is a must read
This quick read is a must buy! You are taken in right from the beginning and find yourself living not only the character's 'many' lives but also thinking about your own desitny. You can enjoy it as just a great love story, or you can use it to catapolt yourself into reflecting on a deeper meaning of life. There is something for everyone. P.S. The ending may surprise you. Enjoy!