Ruth Schuler’s Soul-Stirring Reports from the Edge, Collected

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A novella and short stories make up a volume of magnificent depth that scopes the eclectic drama of humanity

A liberated American woman and an ambitious Arab man throwing sparks off each other; a young Palestinian who dreams of being a doctor accepts his father’s decision to become a bomb-carrying martyr for their cause; an Indian girl escapes the government massacre of her village, is shot by soldiers as she crosses a river and dies happy knowing that she is free…collecting stories from all over the world, Ruth Wildes Schuler’s Wild Is The Hawk’s Dream taps into the dreams, places, and marginalized lives that are strange to the civilized Western experience.

The American woman and the Arab man star in the title novella, an atypical romance between two vastly different worlds with an ultimately more realistic ending. Schuler’s imaginative scope covers a vast terrain of peoples, customs, and emotions – demonstrating a depth of objectivity and observation that captures an often untapped well of humanity in her readers that seeks to understand and sympathize with every cultural experience on earth. Taking on a tone of urgency common in frontline journalism, many of her stories are swiftly told and make readers think, and think deeply.

Schuler proves equal to her ambition in this tightly-written collection of dramas, moral tales and tragedies experienced by various people in many different places and times. She seeks to draw from that half-forgotten well many reactions from readers as the stories will allow: mostly, her purpose is all about waking readers to the fact of injustice, neglect, and misapprehension. Operating far from her cultural comfort zones, she is one of those seekers who serve to strengthen the foundations of civilization with her work. It is a difficult task, it has been a harsh journey, but Ruth Schuler has come back with all her stories to enlighten and perhaps change the vapidness with which the majority comfortably sees the world.

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About the Author
Ruth Wildes Schuler was born in Salem, Massachusetts. She received a master’s degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University and has had over one thousand poems, short stories, articles, and book reviews published around the world in small press magazines and anthologies in twenty-four countries. Her work has been translated into nineteen languages.

Ms. Schuler published an international literary magazine, Prophetic Voices, for eleven years. She is currently working on a collection of poetry about writers, artists, musicians, and the creative experience. The author now lives in Novato, California, with her husband, Charles, and their two cats, Topaz and Salem.

Wild Is The Hawk’s Dream * by Ruth Wildes Schuler
Publication Date: February 13, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 231 pages; 978-1-4691-5257-8
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 231 pages; 978-1-4691-5258-5

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