Circle of Stones: Woman s Journey to Herself by Judith Duerk

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Circle of Stones won't give you quick step solutions on how to be smarter, happier, or more attractive. Such messages ultimately fail because they ignore the most important thing a woman really wants --- permission to be what she was created to be --- permission to live from the heart and not from a list of "shoulds" and "oughts" that has left so many of us tired and bored. 

Churches expect us to be moral. 
Schools expect us to be disciplined.
Friends expect us to be loyal. 
Parents expect us to be obedient. 
Husbands expect us to be faithful. 
Children expect us to be constant.

All good qualities to be sure, but they are not enough.  Women need something else -- a deeper understanding and connection to the things that stir their hearts, things that make them come alive -- things like passion, adventure, fierceness and freedom.

Fifteen years later, when we meet Daniel again, he is a comic book artist. His wife teaches Dante’s Inferno at a local college; his daughter, Trixie, is the light of his life – and a girl who only knows her father as the even-tempered, mild-mannered man he has been her whole life. Until, that is, she is date raped…and Daniel finds himself struggling, again, with a powerlessness and a rage that may not just swallow him whole, but destroy his family and his future.

When the hardcover of Tenth Circle was released in 2006, it debuted at #2 on the NY Times bestseller list , and was ranked #1 on the Wall Street Journal and Publisher's Weekly bestseller lists.

Not really. Although, at first glance, it looks a little different…the truth is that this novel, like so many of my others, explore the connections between a parent and a child, and revisit the theme of whether we really ever know anyone as well as we think we do. I like to think of it as Picoult-Plus: in addition to giving book clubs and buddies plenty to debate, you get another venue through which to unravel those issues – the artwork.

Circle of Stones won't give you quick step solutions on how to be smarter, happier, or more attractive. Such messages ultimately fail because they ignore the most important thing a woman really wants --- permission to be what she was created to be --- permission to live from the heart and not from a list of "shoulds" and "oughts" that has left so many of us tired and bored. 

Churches expect us to be moral. 
Schools expect us to be disciplined.
Friends expect us to be loyal. 
Parents expect us to be obedient. 
Husbands expect us to be faithful. 
Children expect us to be constant.

All good qualities to be sure, but they are not enough.  Women need something else -- a deeper understanding and connection to the things that stir their hearts, things that make them come alive -- things like passion, adventure, fierceness and freedom.



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