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A mystical memoir intertwining Spanish and English, creating a soulful and powerful experience for the reader. This is a story about ghosts, psychics, family dynamics, Jewish memorial rituals, Mexican and Jewish cuisine, and tender childhood memories growing up in Mexico City. It's also a book about forgiveness and grief.
A Note From the Publisher
Matilde Konigsberg is a marriage and family therapist practicing in beautiful Bend, Oregon, where she lives with her husband. Originally from Mexico City, she moved to San Francisco to pursue a master's degree in interdisciplinary arts as a Fulbright Scholar. She has a second master's degree in psychology (drama therapy). Her life passion is exploring creativity, and crafting bridges between art and psychology. She has produced several original one-woman solo performances for audiences in Mexico City, San Francisco, and Bend. She has published poetry in an Anthology of Writings from Spirit Mountain Retreat (Idyllwild, California). The Seven Jewish Samurai of Guadalajara is her first full-length narrative.
ebook ISBN: 9781733267601
“A magical juxtaposition of the Mexican heritage, alongside mourning practices in the Jewish tradition, from a unique storyteller. Matilde Konigsberg goes beyond merely sharing reality and facts, and delivers a heartfelt perspective on unresolved family matters, complete with ghostly visitations seeking forgiveness. A must-read mystical memoir!”
–June Gottlieb, psychotherapist, writer, actress
“The Seven Jewish Samurai is a captivating story of spirits mingling with the living and a rich blending of the Latin and Jewish cultures. This intriguing tale of family secrets is filled with nostalgia, childhood memories, and grief over the loss of both parents. It’s a daring and honest exploration of family dynamics that will captivate you from beginning to end.”
–David Rosell, wealth manager, speaker, author of Failure Is Not an Option, and Keep Climbing
“The Seven Jewish Samurai is reminiscent of Isabel Allende’s surrealism: ghostly apparitions, fast-moving scenes, and the dwelling of psychic presences both humorous and morose. The story grows into the captivating tapestry as the colors and theatrics of Mexico intermingle with stories from the author’s childhood. The bilingual narrative—Spanish and English dancing together—soars with the integrity of the author’s journey into heroic and impressive individuality. This book will have a long-lasting impact over time for many readers.”
–Katya Williamson, author, Awakening in Avebury: A Woman’s Call to Pilgrimage, and Bringing the Soul Back Home: Writing in the New Consciousness
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