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The Buddhist

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Daisy MacCallum, a native Scot who came to the U.S. as a young girl, is now seventy years old, living the simple life of a Buddhist at a Tibetan monastery in Pennsylvania. Her grown children, Mac and Jennie, see Daisy's “calling” as fitting right in with the other strange doings of their odd mother’s life. Privately, they refer to it as “Daisy’s Buddhist Thing.”

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ebook, 1, 404 pages
Published February 11th 2011 by K100Books
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Bob Rich
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Buddhism, like all great truths, is a paradox. So is my take on this book. The title is "the Buddhist," and indeed the book is intertwined with one branch of Tibetan Buddhism. At the same time, this seems to me merely a device for exploring the dynamics of a dysfunctional family. It is contemporary drama: take a bunch of people, with their faults and peculiarities, and throw in a catalyst. The catalyst is that three years ago, Andrew and Jennie's mother Daisy became a Buddhist. Now she is dying, ...more
Elizabeth (Stuffed Shelves)
This is a fictitious book about a family who is preparing for the inevitable death of their mothers fatal illness. Now, it's not as serious as it sounds initially, in fact it's quite vivacious and entertaining. The characters are realistic and believable which makes them relatable and enjoyable to read. Through all the complications it ends up being beneficial.

I found the writing to be noteworthy and have recommended it to a few friends who I knew would enjoy reading this type of book. It defini
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Stephen Hazlett is the author of six novels, a collection of stories, and a memoir titled The Way I Saw It - Memories of a Scottish Irish Son. His novels include the three volume City Different mystery series, set in Santa Fe, NM, and three novels of contemporary life, including The Buddhist, his best seller.

He currently divides his time between New Mexico's Land of Enchantment and Orange County,
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