Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Poppy Field Diary Book Review

I have a really great book to share with you today called The Poppy Field Diary written by Carey Richard that I think you would love to read.
From award winning author Carey Richard comes his debut literary fiction--a compelling journey through the beautiful fields of the human heart. Kirkus Reviews describes it as, "A highly personal story that mines the psychology of betrayal and forgiveness . . ."

Afghanistan was a beautiful land until greed and ambition pillaged its fertile valleys. She was beautiful too. Betrayed and broken, she journeyed through forty years of nomadic longing as her picturesque village disintegrated along with her hope. Unlike her beloved land, she at last discovered her place of rest.

Though she remains unnamed, her Poppy Field Diary is a story for everyone who has ever loved. We dream, we hope, and we fall in love, only to hurt the thing we cherish most. But a few rare and beautiful relationships survive that lonely journey through the minefields of passion to discover intimacy, kindness, and forgiveness.
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My Thoughts:
This is a very tragic story about a woman who was raised by her mother and who was her teacher. Her mother loved books and so she shared her love of books with the girl. She never knew who her father was and she always wondered about what kind of love could a man give her.
She does get married and has 3 sons with a man named Amir in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, her problems were only just beginning as her mother was killed and so was most of her village. She learned quickly about hate and betrayal.
This diary is her story and how in the end as an older woman, she had to face several choices when faced with her illness and how she wanted to leave this world.
It's a very compelling story filled with tragic events and things no one should have to endure, but this woman did. Her husband was not an easy man to live with or love, but in her final days, she decided she needed to do something.
Follow her journey and learn things that will hopefully help you in the process. It will also be a great education in how things are in a country few of us will ever visit. I don't think personally I would ever want to go there, but that is just my opinion. Someone else might want to experience it but I am not one of them.
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
I am a bit of a roamer, but as Tolkien said, “Not all who wander are lost.”

I spend about half of each year overseas and half in the United States. I love cycling, backpacking, kayaking, skating, long-boarding, and anything outdoors.

I have a liberal arts degree in philosophy, religion, and English literature. I’ve traveled in more than forty-seven nations and have enjoyed soul-searching conversations with people from just about every culture—African, Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Russian, and tribal—as well as just about every religion: Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, animist, atheist, and agnostic. I’ve been just about everywhere on this amazing planet and I’ve discovered that people of every race, creed, and culture experience disappointment in their fellow human beings. I don’t know why, but it seems that we can’t help but hurt one another.

I hope that you find true love on your journey. And if you are disappointed somewhere along the way, I hope that you find the grace to forgive.
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Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.