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The Possibility of Everything

by Hope Edelman

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The Possibility of Everything by Hope Edelman
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  • Published Sep 2009
    352 pages
    Genre: Biography/Memoir

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  • Carole A. (Denver, CO)
    Attitude does make everything possible
    If you believe that all things are possible through attitude and alternative healing this is a good read. It gives hope to many who struggle with traditional methods that seem to do more harm than good. The seeking for one solution always provides a more sweeping effect and this is true in this instance.

    Edelman writes in her usual concise and yet intimate way so one is not sure if it is fiction or non-fiction. Her accounting of Belize is an interesting travelogue and true to what other visitors have experienced. The book holds interest and if you haven't believed in the possibility of everything - this may be your learning curve.
  • Theresa W. (Apollo Beach, Fl)
    The Possibility of Everything
    This is a skillfully written book which I enjoyed. Women readers will identify with the author's struggle to balance her role as a wife and mother without sacrificing her individual identity. The physical and mystical journey the family experiences strengthens their bond and belief in the possibility of everything. At times, the novel references politics and historical background more than necessary which distracts from the main story.
  • Liz M. (Morristown, NJ)
    The Possibility of Everything
    I really enjoyed reading this book. It is a memoir about a young mother and her concerns for her daughter, feeling lonely in her marriage and their travels to Belize that help them to resolve their issues. I think a lot of women will be able to relate to her feelings and fears.

    The writing was great, it flowed nicely and was very easy to get immersed in. I could have done with less description of the Mayan culture and history. But, I think I was also anxious to finish and get the review in before I leave for vacation.

    I think this is a good book club choice, there is a lot for discussion and is an overall good read.
  • Kathleen B. (Spokane, WA)
    The Possibility of Everything
    In a memoir which reads like a novel, complete with satisfying character development, rising action, and climax, Hope Edelman tells about the brief period in her life when she went to Belize to seek an unorthodox healing experience for her three year old daughter. The book was engaging, easy to read, at times very humorous. It also provided a plethora of information about alternative healing, the ancient Mayan culture, and shamanic ceremony. I would recommend the book to anyone with an open mind who wants to explore "The Possibility of Everything."
  • Karen L. (Troy, IL)
    The Possibility of Everything
    The author describes in a bit too much detail (for me) the geography of the area they visited on the trip to help their daughter. Have to admit by the middle of the book I was skipping over these sections of the book. If you love travel and detail this book may be just the read for you. Found the process that was used to "heal" Maya very interesting and that is what kept the book moving for me. Overall a good read. I will be looking for other titles by the author.
  • Nancy C. (Overland Park,
    The Possibility of Everything
    The Possibility of Everything by Hope Edelman. As a memorist Ms. Edelman has accomplished what every memorist hopes for: to be able to surrender fear and be willing to reveal one's inner truth, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Having said that it is fair to say that this book is a much as a travelogue with Belize as the subject. The main purpose of the journey, to help daughter Maya seems to take second place. Ms. Edelman does give insight into what is ultimately important to ordinary people and about how we are healed through a quest.
  • C H. (Wauwatosa, WI)
    More like a travelogue
    I enjoy Hope Edelman's writing style and based on the title and book description was looking forward to her views on the "leap of faith" that transformed her life. For me, that is where the book was lacking. What I wanted and what kept me reading was for her to tell more about her experience in the Belize jungle with her daughter and the healers that changed life for them. I wanted to be in her head with her thoughts and emotions, but that is where I felt the book fell flat and became more of a description of their travels and less of their experiences.
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