Compass of the Heart: A Novel Of Discovery by Priscilla CoganCompass of the Heart: A Novel Of Discovery by Priscilla Cogan

Compass of the Heart: A Novel Of Discovery

byPriscilla Cogan

Paperback | October 19, 1999

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The Small Press Book Award-winning author of Winona's Web returns with a magical tale of love and enchantment, in which timeless Lakota wisdom meets a very contemporary midlife romance.

"Love is very tricky," warns Winona Pathfinder, the elderly medicine woman who has introduced psychologist Meggie O'Connor to the spiritual ways of Lakota prayer and healing. Soon, however, Meggie's teacher and friend will cross over to the Other Side, leaving Meggie, just forty and newly divorced, to make her way on her own. But before she goes, Winona nudges her young cousin Hawk to walk alongside Meggie on a journey of the heart and soul. Wary yet optimistic, these two seek out the Pipe Road--the path that will lead them to harmony with the world and with each other. Love may indeed be tricky, but with faith and hope, it is a road they will attempt to navigate.

Graceful and powerful, its story deeply rooted in traditional Lakota teachings, Compass of the Heart is a moving song of wonder and magic, an incandescent tale of love in all its dimensions.
Priscilla Cogan, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist of Irish-American descent. For twenty years, she and her Cherokee husband have taught workshops in cross-cultural healing practices and Native American beliefs. She lives in the Boston area in the winter and on the Leelanau Peninsula of Michigan in the summer. Cogan is also the author ...
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Title:Compass of the Heart: A Novel Of DiscoveryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:October 19, 1999Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385496710

ISBN - 13:9780385496711

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Priscilla Cogan follows up the award-winning Winona’s Web with this novel of discovery. Winona Pathfinder is an elderly medicine woman who introduces Meggie O’Connor to the spiritual ways of Lakota prayer and healing. When Winona crosses to the Other Side, Meggie must make her own way, 40 and newly divorced. Before she leaves, Winona encourages her younger cousin Hawk to accompany Meggie on a journey of the heart and soul. Together they seek out Pipe Road, the path that offers them harmony with the world -- and each other. Compass of the Heart is a stirring song filled with magic, a multi-dimensional love story.

Editorial Reviews

"Compass of the Heart is not just another novel, it's much more. It's a must-read, a real education."--Steve Wall, author of Dancing with God

"Reencountering Winona is more than a pleasure. It's the relief of meeting a light-bearer on a dark night. Cogan's voice of ancient wisdom is one we need to hear." --Jennifer Barker, author of The Goddess Within