The Desert awakenings’ main book is called, The Desert Awakening: A Dream of a New Life. This book is the third in the series and follows the lives of Laura and…
The Desert awakenings’ main book is called, The Desert Awakening: A Dream of a New Life. This book is the third in the series and follows the lives of Laura and Bill as they move from Fort Collins, Colorado to Indian Wells, California. They both work in the same place, and Bill’s boss is an Indian who lives on the border. He refers to them frequently as “the boys”. I really liked the way he used the language of gratitude – “I thank you for everything you have done for me” – to explain what they were going through.
Laura had an easier time with the transition because she could talk more to her father about what was going on in their lives. Bill was not so open with her. It became a real challenge for Laura to make the transition between loving Bill and being angry with him. She felt like all of her anger and resentment had been thrust back at her, which was very difficult for her to accept.
I think Laura did a good job of making the transition from loving to angry. The book ended with a short note saying that Laura was ready to go on her own adventure and find a new way to live. I liked the way she said she wanted to go and she ended up finding a solution to get there. If you are looking for a positive book about living with chronic anxiety, then this book is for you.