A Look at Lesbian Fiction Best Seller 'One More Stop' by Lois Walden
We heard about this great book, One More Stop by Lois Walden, and thought we would share a synopsis and short excerpt with our readers! In a sometimes raunchy, always entertaining book that is a cross between Fried Green Tomatoes and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, a woman finally figures out how to boldly navigate her own untidy life.
We heard about this great new book, One More Stop by Lois Walden, and thought we would share a synopsis and short excerpt with our readers!
Synopsis of One More Stop:
In the year 2003, twenty years after her mother’s untidy death, Loli Greene is hired by an almost bankrupt theatre company to travel across the United States to teach tired, toxic teenagers to tap into their creative unconscious, in the faint hope that they might better understand their world at large and the world of their ancestors.
During her never less than challenging travels, Loli taps into her world at large uncovering secrets about her past that change her imperfect present into what may become her most perfect future. While teaching in a town in the Mid-west, she meets a mother and daughter whose lives she transforms, and whose love transforms her.
In a sometimes raunchy, always entertaining book that is a cross between Fried Green Tomatoes and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, a woman finally figures out how to boldly navigate her own untidy life.
Excerpt from One More Stop:
Populated Area: Drive With Caution
'Birds do it
Bees do it
Even educated fleas do it
Let's do it
Let's fall in love.'
Let's talk about Simone. Twenty years is a long time to be uncommitted to the same person.
My unquenchable thirst for learning life's hidden meanings led me hither, dither and beyond. I read volumes on the ascended masters, the philosophy of yoga, theosophy, the Tarot, breath work, death work, Hinduism, Buddhism, women saints, reincarnation, marcobiotic cookery, Zen meditation, astrology, herbology, psychology, Sanskrit, Edgar Cayce's writing, shamanic studies, Mayan mysteries, this book on the dead, that book on the living, other books on dying (skimmed those), the I Ching, angels (lovely departure from demons) and wounded women.
My eyes were weary from the fine print of being. Then, one day, on Melrose Avenue, while perusing the shelves at the Bodhi Tree, I came across the title to supersede all titles Sexual Energy and Yoga.
At Dina's suggestion, I had already begun practicing yoga, Up Dog, Down Dog, Sun Salutation, Paschi, Pachi, Pashi... Oh hell, seated forward fold, back bends, head stands, hand stands, but Sexual Energy!
I went to class and socialized. Met married men, single girls, jocks, babes, gays, straights. Sure, I did some deep breathing. But, mostly I was engaged in my desire mind. The LA Yoga Center became my singles bar.
About the author:
Lois Walden has written book, music and lyrics for television, stage and radio, as well as videos and special material for a variety of performing artists and jazz instrumentalists including Dionne Warwick, Jane Fonda, Kathleen Battle and Michel Colombier. As co-creator of the gospel group The Sisters of Glory, she performed at Woodstock ‘94 and at the Vatican for the Pope. Ms. Walden then co-created and produced their critically acclaimed album Good News in Hard Times, as well as writing and co-producing her solo album, Traveller. She also adapted Studs Turkel’s American Dreams Lost and Found for the stage.
For over ten years Lois has held the position of Teaching Artist with The Acting Company, conducting in-depth workshops with students and teachers across the country. She has had the rare opportunity to work on the front lines with many of the foremost practitioners of creative art in America and on the front lines in the classroom with inner-city and at-risk youth.
Lois Walden’s life and music have been profiled on Good Morning America and CBS Sunday Morning. She is currently writing her second novel, a Buddhist opera, and a jazz musical, from her home in New York’s Hudson River Valley.Be SheWired's Friend on MySpace!