The Awakener is much more than a kiss-and-tell. It is at once a collection of remarkable, first-hand anecdotes about the Beats, an authoritative insight into the times from one who was on the front lines, and a coming-of-age story by the writer, who was immortalized in Kerouac’s Desolation Angels as Ruth Heaper. . . . The memoir reads like a gripping piece of fiction but, in the end, it is her story and a priceless contribution to the enduring memory of the fifties. — Andrea Barrist Stern
The Daisy Sutra is a deep and touching story of the soul bond of a human being and her dog through death and beyond. How the author discovers that we can communicate with each other, no matter what our species form, opens a gateway for us all to a richer, feeling experience of our life on Earth.
–Penelope Smith, animal communicator and author of Animal Talk: Interspecies Telepathic Communication
Helen Weaver’s story of her beloved dog Daisy will touch the hearts of all dog lovers. Anyone who has a pet they cherish will be inspired by this deeply felt memoir.
–Dan Wakefield, author of Returning: A Spiritual Journey
For anybody who loves dogs, The Daisy Sutra is a treat. For anybody who just loves animals in general, it’s a challenging eye-opener–as well as a touching and charming book, a kind of person-dog love story.
–Michael Korda, author of Another Life