The Wishing Year

The Wishing Year

A House, A Man, My Soul : A Memoir of Fulfilled Desire

Paperback - 2009
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One New Year's Day, Noelle Oxenhandler found herself alone after a long marriage, seemingly doomed to perpetual house rental, and estranged from her spiritual community. Though she was a skeptic at heart and a practicing Buddhist, she forced herself to try the art of wishing brazenly: for a new love, a healed soul, and the 2 BR/1.5 BA of her dreams.

In this charming, compelling, and ultimately joyful book, Oxenhandler records a journey that is at once comic and poignant, light and dark, earthy and spiritual. Above all, she is amazed to find that there is, indeed, both power and danger in the act of wishing. For soon her wishes begin to come true-in ways that meet, subvert, and overflow her expectations. And what started as a year's dare turns into a way of life.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2009.
Edition: Random House Trade Paperback ed.
ISBN: 9780812975505
Characteristics: xviii, 294 p. ; 21 cm.


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Jan 15, 2012

A really wonderful story, transplanted with inspiring quotes and stories, personal histories and an overall enjoyable read! Amazing to learn how one can be such a skeptic and come out such a believer in Wishes and Miracles!

Feb 03, 2010

Excellent! The author offers a realistic and holistic approach to realizing your dreams. She studies the various ideas of positive thinking, psychology and spirituality while sharing her own story and develops a refreshing method of making your wishes come true.


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