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Sophia van Buren

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Jenny marched into the house with armloads of colorful and sensuous folds of luxurious fabric draped over her arms and piled up to her chin. A bulky Nordstrom Rack shopping bag hung on her wrist, filled with a mish-mash of expensive looking shoes.

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Description: On Sophia van Buren’s 14th wedding anniversary, the police come knocking on her front door. The news they bring about her husband triggers a revelation that instantly causes Sophia’s suburban life to collapse. It destroys one world, but creates another and will ignite something within her, forcing the woman buried under years of diapers and coupons to emerge. Illumination is not a bitter lament. It’s a modern mother’s odyssey – a quest for hope, levity, and the courage to follow one’s inner light through dark times. Sophia does find hope, but first she must overcome the shadows cast by those conditioned to judge. Ultimately, Illumination is a story of rebirth and true love that begins where Sophia’s previous world ends.
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This is the kind of writing that really gets to you... it's poetic. Hypnotic. Darkly romantic with touches of evil/vs good and makes me remember why I used to love a good ghost story that makes you think.

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Illumination - How One Woman Made Light of the Darkness by Sophia van Buren
"As a non custodial mom myself I found this book to be quite inspiring. And I also found that I am not alone in all the crazy feelings the come with being a non custodial mother."
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“So I fought the demon. I remember having it on the ground and kneeling on its neck, suffocating it. I realized I was killing it, and I just slightly let my knee up. The moment I did, it filled with life and I immediately sensed the venom and evil rise in it. I instantly dropped my knee, crushing its windpipe and killi...ng it. It gave me no choice. There was too much at stake.”
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“And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it.”
Adam Weishaupt

“Our negative life situations are essential elements for us to fulfill our intended destiny. However, unless we possess the power of endurance to live through the dark of the night, we will not see the glory of daybreak.”
Chin-Ning Chu, Thick Face, Black Heart: The Asian Path to Thriving, Winning & Succeeding

“So I fought the demon. I remember having it on the ground and kneeling on its neck, suffocating it. I realized I was killing it, and I just slightly let my knee up. The moment I did, it filled with life and I immediately sensed the venom and evil rise in it. I instantly dropped my knee, crushing its windpipe and killi...ng it. It gave me no choice. There was too much at stake.”
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“Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters on Cézanne




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Gretchen THANKS FOR THE FRIEND REQUEST AND FOR THE BOOK I'VE WON. I WOULD PREFER A HARD COPY OF THE BOOK IF THAT IS OK. SURE APPRECIATE IT!!
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Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

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