The Sophia Secrets

by Savitri L. Bess

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 07/09/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9781452556819

About the Book

The Sophia Secrets
A magical realism novel

Writer Anne Demaree escapes an unhappy life in New Mexico when she moves to a bungalow by the sea in Southwest Harbor, Maine. With a sense of urgency, she escalates her elder years quest, a final search for meaning.
Before she settles down in Maine, she and a friend take off on a two-week trip to a Kali Temple in India. Shaken to the core by her experience, Anne is determined to dig into the essence of this controversial Hindu deity. She must align with somebody or something as least as powerful as her uncontrollable anger, so she can heal.

Anne neglects to take into account that you do not ask for Kali’s help without accepting the consequences. Kali is, after all, the goddess of transformation. One stormy morning on a trail by the sea, Anne stumbles upon a mysterious old woman who tells Anne she must follow her, because Anne is running out of time.

Is the old woman real? Anne asks around, but no one has heard of her. Nevertheless, the old woman keeps showing up in the most unusual places and times, telling poignant stories, delivering exotic experiences, and sometimes with accompanying visions of goddesses.

Meanwhile, Anne has found a tender love interest in Adam Waterfield, a retired philosophy professor and Cranberry Island native. A crisis with Adam’s drug-troubled grandson soon finds Anne at dead center of the turmoil.

Falling in love and helping a teen boy were not part of Anne’s plan. Will these two throw her completely off track or be somehow vital to her elder journey?

“I didn’t want it to end.”
— Rosalie Kell, Graphic Artist

About the Author

Savitri L. Bess, with masters’ degrees in counseling psychology and fiber arts, is the author of The Path of the Mother (Ballantine), about God as Mother. Recipient of National Endowment for the Arts and Fulbright Grants, Savitri has spent much of her adult life in Hindu Ashrams in USA and India. An active counselor, astrologer, and tapestry weaver, she now lives in Southwest Harbor, Maine.