Check out this recommendation for author Diane Harke from Betty Jane Hegerate via the Reading Recommendations blog.
Book title and author:Incognito: The Astounding Life of Alexandra David-Neel by Dianne Harke
What genre is it? Fictional biography, with a foreword by the author explaining the rationale behind adding and imagining detail about both the subject and the time and place.
“This is the biography of Alexandra David-Neel (1868-1969), spiritual seeker, opera singer, feminist, journalist, intrepid explorer, Buddhist scholar and prolific author of over thirty books.” – from Sumeru Books
David-Neel travelled incognito all over Asia, spent several long periods in Tibet, and lived as a hermit in a cave in the Himalayas.
Why I recommend this book:
This is the beautifully rendered story of an extraordinary woman whose wanderlust and deep seeking spirituality took her across vast territories, sometimes under arduous conditions, and danger so extreme that she survived by travelling “incognito.” The author captures the voice with eloquence and provides astonishing detail that speaks…
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