Snapped this morning. Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black holds his used copy of the new novel, Courage To Love by the California author, Robert Ellis, 88.
Dustin’s comment for the author, is in the pic below. This comment from Laura Miller, an executive in L.A on her feelings about Courage To Love as a pivotal story encouraging peace, love, forgiveness in Israel, The Middle East and the Gaza Strip. Beautiful review:
Writes Laura: “A new exploration of the middle-eastern condition that takes place in a hospital and in two families of different backgrounds: it is the thermometer for the growing madness of the present Jewish-Palestinian conflict, but the perspective is not political, but human. Courage and freedom, fight and rights, alliances and love, are all protagonists of a sweet story that succeeds in giving hope and a message of peace.
The evolution of the Jewish-Palestinian conflict passes through a Hospital, much differently than from the journalistic articles which we are accustomed to (in which only negative news, such as attacks, slaughters, violence of every type are mentioned). The idea of the writer is to show to the reader how to go beyond what we hear in the news and see that above all we belong to the same race and that our feelings are universal. He succeeds in his attempt using old-fashioned single words: love, honesty and truth. They emerge strong, grabbing the reader’s attention, so that the reader is forced to follow with rapture this beautifully written story of a love.
A story without pretense, linear, with beautiful characters that you will fall in love with.”
Wow! With thanks to Ian Punnett, Coast to Coast AM radio host & co-host of A Balanced Breakfast with Ian & Margery family radio show, Minnesota. Let’s pass this book on from Coast to Coast for peace in the world.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.9.2010~