Cathy Ostlere

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Anne Carson; Michael Ondaatje, Virginia Woolf; Cormac McCarthy

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February 2011


Cathy Ostlere’s second book, KARMA, a novel-in-verse, grew from her travels through India in 1984, the year Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards. KARMA's story of two teenagers who fall in love while fighting to stay alive is a moving and turbulent narrative based on real historical events. Cathy's first book, LOST: A MEMOIR, began as a series of poems and essays. In 2010, Cathy co-wrote with Dennis Garnhum, a 90 minute one-woman play based on LOST and performed in the U.S. and Canada. Cathy's work has received many accolades including shortlists for National Magazine, Western Magazine, and CBC Literary awards.
Awards for KARMA:
-Alberta Literary Awards Winner – R. Ross Annett Children’s Award, 2012
-South Asia
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Bouldering?
Yeah, huge fun.
And it turns out it's good for the brain - this writer's brain, in particular.

Need brute strength? Nope.
Just a desire to be off balance - inside and out.





So here are the benefits:

Decision making.
Do I really need this character?

Visualization. Scenes!

Problem Solving.
All creativity is about problem solving.

Determination. Need this more than money.

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Average rating: 3.84 · 1,628 ratings · 270 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Karma

3.84 avg rating — 1,567 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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Lost

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“Women can go mad with insomnia.
The sleep-deprived roam houses that have lost their familiarity. With tea mugs in hand, we wander rooms, looking on shelves for something we will recognize: a book title, a photograph, the teak-carved bird -- a souvenir from what place? A memory almost rises when our eyes rest on a painting's grey sweep of cloud, or the curve of a wooden leg in a corner. Fingertips faintly recall the raised pattern on a chair cushion, but we wonder how these things have come to be here, in this stranger's home.
Lost women drift in places where time has collapsed. We look into our thoughts and hearts for what has been forgotten, for what has gone missing. What did we once care about? Whom did we love? We are emptied. We are remote. Like night lilies, we open in the dark, breathe in the shadowy world. Our soliloquies are heard by no one.”
Cathy Ostlere, Lost

“Dear Maya,
Life is an illusion.
And as it turns out, so is death.
What is real?
What remains when we all fade away?
Two things: Love. Forgiveness.
Don't forget”
Cathy Ostlere
tags: karma

“I stand up. Stretch my arms out wide to the
empty horizon. Do not be afraid of limitless
possibilities. The desert is infinite to the eye
as love is to the heart.”
Cathy Ostlere
tags: karma

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“There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money either.” - Robert Graves”
Robert Graves

“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.”
Anais Nin

“A poet can survive everything but a misprint.”
Oscar Wilde

“Dear Maya,
Life is an illusion.
And as it turns out, so is death.
What is real?
What remains when we all fade away?
Two things: Love. Forgiveness.
Don't forget”
Cathy Ostlere
tags: karma

“Listen, Miss, boats are supposed to float. Even if they break up, they usually still float and show up on a shore somewhere. There have been no reports of wreckage or abandoned boats. At this point, no news is still good news. Don't worry. It's too early to worry.”
Cathy Ostlere, Lost

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