Author, Author – Redux

OK, this is a little tricky to explain.

Last week I made a little fun of a book from my grandmother’s collection for its anachronistic language. I didn’t name that book, but here it is.

Book cover of The Dove in the Eagles Nest

I did name the other grandmother-book that I had chosen to read: The Way Home. While reading it yesterday, I almost fell off my chair.

Reference to another novel

Now is that weird or what? One grandmother-book referring to the other.


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10 Responses to Author, Author – Redux

  1. Barbara Carlson says:

    No, it isn’t that surprising ’cause when you are looking, say, for a new brand of car, it’s all you see. Your brain would have run right over the book title, if you hadn’t lodged the title of the book in your memory for you to trip over!

    But it IS fun to have happen.

    Apparently, according to my psychic sister, it means you are in the right place at the right, in the universe.

  2. Lorna says:

    I remember loving the dove in the eagles nest as a young teenager. Amazing it had language like that.

    Not sure I’d tackle it today.

    I love random connections such as you found!

  3. Jim Taylor says:

    In “The Celestine Prophecy” James Redfield claims that there’s no such thing as coincidence.
    Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim – Only happenstance or enemy action, per Aurie Goldfinger? I think it might be as simple as Barbara’s observation, that I’d have blown past that book title if I hadn’t just made a fuss about it.

      • Jim Taylor says:

        Purely by coincidence — ahem — I ran across this quotation from Vance Morgan, who has a blog called “Freelance Christianity”:
        “To persons who pay attention to such things, synchronous events often feel like much more than coincidence—they feel more like the universe is either confirming or is trying to tell us something.
        Such connections, as Jung tells us, are made primarily in the mind of the observer. If I choose to see two unrelated but similar events as connected in some meaningful way, then they are meaningfully connected. ”
        Jim T

        • Isabel Gibson says:

          Jim – That seems right to me. It’s the human mind that invests things with meaning: both a tremendous strength and (sometimes) a fatal weakness in the way we think and interact with the world.

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