Quotable Friday: from Zazen

“Grace rose from the table like a tsunami. With her breath she washed away the debris of the past until we were all floating in her massive sorrow and buoyed by her absolute conviction in life, vibrant and wild on the shores, she carried us forward and that’s how we landed, all of us on this strange beach.”

Zazen by Vanessa Veselka

Book Review: Zazen by Vanessa Veselka

Book Review: Zazen by Vanessa Veselka
by Vanessa Veselka

Red Lemonade, May 2011
Paperback, 257 pages
Source: Purchased

America is on the verge of collapse, and 27-year-old Della is serving up tofu scramble in a hippie restaurant called Rise Up Singing and growing increasingly frustrated by the violence and apathy surrounding her. Many people she knows are leaving the country for Asia and South America — anywhere they can escape the impending war and economic doom — and Della is torn: should she flee to a tropical paradise or stay and fight?

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