Ruta Sevo

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We read to enter the realities of other people. We want to feel their emotions and hear their secrets. We want to know what really happened; what was under the surface. My stories rise out of experience since the 1960s. As a first-generation immigrant, I’ve been an outsider trying to figure out the rules of the game and what others were thinking my whole life. I’ve had five careers, been around the world twice, and learned a lot of languages. My fiction will probably involve foreign travel, spirituality, and love. And willful women.

A couple of principles guide my writing. First, we all want to break out of conventional and routine life.
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Search my name on amazon. The two editions will be synced soon, so they appear together.

If you like marriage and divorce memoirs, and stories with dark edges like Ingmar Bergman's Scenes From a Marriage, give this a go.
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An interesting account of emotions following a separation and divorce. A little abstract and rambling in places, like a contemplative blog. The pace and detail picked up half-way through, even with with references to Greek tragedies.
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Very readable, interesting research. He is making up for a lot of push-back on his research, which is sad, because he did controlled studies, etc.
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There are two parts to the book: the story of Anna and flight from Latvia, and the story of her son's return and political action toward the liberation of Latvia. Both were very interesting.
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I was curious how the author could make a story of a cat interesting. And he used the cat to describe Buddhist stories and beliefs. It worked!
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