Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Read what Susan Sanchez-Causal, co-author Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul says about WOMANKIND !
A sparkling debut, Womankind proves to me that sisterhood is possible among women who have little more in common than being women. With the compassionate and lyrical voice of a nurse who has spent years volunteering for medical projects from Belize to Kosovo, Nancy Harless surprises and rewards us with her lively accounts of girls and women who manage to flourish in the midst of poverty, war, and the challenges of living in a man’s world. If you’ve ever wondered if there really is a unique spiritual connection among women, Womankind offers poetic proof in story after story about women who help each other to live rich and abundant lives, who honour nature and spirit, and who move through the rigors of their daily lives with courage, resilience and hope. Equally enlightening is Harless’s insightful introspection about her complicated role as a First World volunteer in countries whose futures are risky at best, and her continuous struggle to reach across the boundaries of nationality and language in the loving gestures of sisterhood. As an orange seller in Belize says to Harless one day: “Life can stretch your soul or tear your spirit.” Thanks to Harless’s inspiring pen, the women of Womankind will make your soul and spirit soar. An eye-opening and inspiring read.