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Leah Samul, Book Reviewer

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The Dancer Within

by Leah Samul

Isadora Duncan once famously proclaimed, “To live is to dance.” In this volume, Eichenbaum’s thoughtful interviews illuminate the lives of forty dancers across a broad spectrum of the field, revealing why they chose dance and how... Read More

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Riding Shotgun

by Leah Samul

Few relationships are as complex as the mother—daughter bond, that web of interconnecting threads coursing through both lifetimes. Editor Kathryn Kysar, writer and poet, examines this bond in twenty-one essays by daughters of various... Read More

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Buddhist Goddesses of India

by Leah Samul

Goddesses have always formed a pervasive and important aspect of Indian Buddhism, but until recently, they have received little in-depth attention from academics. The author corrects this, asserting: “Although Buddhism has not... Read More

Book Review

Portable Magic

by Leah Samul

Many people think of magic as sleight-of-hand stage performance, and assume that tarot cards are only used as divination devices for “fortune telling.” The author dispels both misconceptions in a book that is part magical instruction... Read More

Book Review

She Who Walks the Labyrinth

by Leah Samul

To the unhappy inevitability of death and taxes should be added one more grim reality: the misery of the teen years. Even in a society that is as woman-supportive as Minoan Crete, being a teenage girl just plain hurts. The author is an... Read More

Book Review

The Woman's Belly Book

by Leah Samul

No woman living in the twenty-first century can ignore the constant barrage of images touting six-pack abs and never-too-thin bodies. This book will help counter this tsunami of propaganda. At the outset, the author adamantly insists... Read More

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