Our Books: Fall 2017: Updates

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Yellow Racism as Large as White Racism, non-fiction, Arielle Gabriel, Spring 2017.

The Golden Butterfly: Poems to a Chinese Man, poetry, Arielle Gabriel, projected date, Fall 2017

The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept. of Miracles, memoir, Arielle Gabriel,  available now 2017

QuanYin5 & The Spiritual Telegram Service,  memoir, Arielle Gabriel, projected date,  Spring 2018

 

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Arielle Gabriel, Author
Arielle Gabriel

 

 

 

Reviews of the courageous writer,  Arielle Gabriel,  who dared to say Asian Racism is just as large and wrongful as Western Racism.  And while writing about poverty and racism in the city of Hong Kong, her major support surprisingly also comes from Canada, the United States, and other geographical areas.

 

“Clear soul.”    Bahman Ghasemi, Tehran, Iran

“Good writer.”    Ayman Sayed, Egypt.

“A force to be reckoned with.”    Richard P. Geer, Halifax, Canada.

“The abundance of the new, foreign, and utterly interesting infos…literally gave my faculties the run of the lifetime…so thank you so much for them.”    Muhammed Bukhary, Istanbul, Turkey.

“Spirited.”  Joyce Carol Oates, USA.

“I really like your way of telling the details.”  A. Shwail, Cairo, Egypt.

“Great writing.”  Barbara Gillis, New Westminster, Canada.

“Creative.”  Wong Kin Chung, Vancouver, Canada.

“Wow! I’m going to read it for the fourth time – thank you.”  Amal Khafaoui, Marrakesh, Morocco.

“Thanks for sharing the story of your trip to Nepal – I enjoyed reading it.”  Yasser Dibs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“Arielle, thank you for sharing all these with me.  I felt I was there with you.  Your writing style is so  unique and your diary took me to Nepal by itself.”  Arash Ghazazaei, Iran.

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 The  Goddess Of Mercy  & The Dept. of Miracles,  Basic Edition, 2015 , available now.

The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept. of Miracles is a true life memoir unlike any other:

  ” I was born on  a Monday. I was born with a caul. I was born to a handsome blue-eyed black-haired father & a beautiful green-eyed blond-haired mother.”

Have you ever wondered if good or bad deeds from other lives affect you in this life?  Hundreds of millions of people around the world believe in karma, and reincarnation.  The author of this memoir is a Buddhist who dreams of lives in other centuries, and wonders how those lives as both a rich woman in colonial America and as a poor woman in Victorian England affect her present life.

If you have ever studied with Buddhist teachers, lecturers, or sages, this story is unique and refreshing.  Yet the book about an artist and entrepreneur’s struggles and successes in Asia resonate with many, not just those on spiritual paths:  men and women, travellers and ex-pats and ESL teachers, Asians and Westerners.

The author freely admits her struggles with flaws as a Buddhist – such as crying too much, and pinching extra cream from Starbucks!  You can relate on a human level to her.  She wonders why she suffered major financial disaster in Hong Kong, the least forgiving of all major world cities of financial flops.   Her Diaries focus on 15 months of Homelessness , punctuated with cheerful and contrary accounts of a happy and normal childhood in a middle class Canadian family.

“After I suffered a Bernie Madoff financial defrauding, I left my oceanfront home and went to live in the Hong Kong International Airport for 15 months.  Stranded, alone, and in a foreign country I commenced to write a book about my own life,  as I studied the other homeless people living at one of the world’s largest airports.  More than 100 of them, though the number shifts.   The airport characters are surprisingly rich in variety, nationality, race, and religion.

I began keeping a Daily Diary.  Some days rich in homeless stories, other days dragged.  So I wrote about other things.  Buddhism, and my belief that I would be saved from my Dickensian plight.  My faith in miracles began even as a Canadian child, attending Sunday School at whichever mainstream Christian church we lived  closest to.

I call my own life pattern The Yo Yo Destiny.  Many Ups & Downs, though I aspire as a Buddhist to calmness.  Born to much good fortune in Canada.  I travelled to Europe 10 times before I was 20 years old.   Also to the Caribbean, and all over North America.  Problems such as parental divorce in Montreal, a car accident on the Lion’s Gate Bridge in Vancouver causing 76 months of excruciating pain.  As well as much love and friendship, and many artistic accomplishments. With so little support in Hong Kong for the life story of a Financial Failure, I then felt totally free to write in an innovative way about other topics, and add them to the Homeless Diaries Pages:

The Dept. of Miracles:  True life miracles from my own life.   The Bird That Flew To My Heart.  The Christmas Tree.  Escape From Tetanus Poisoning.
The Dept. of Quan Yin:  Miracles recorded in China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong & Taiwan, about the beloved Goddess of Mercy, who hears the cries of all human beings.
The Dept. of Past Life Dreams:  True stories about my dreams.   Life As A Victorian Pauper.   Life As A Colonial Lady In America.  Life As A Nun.   Life As A Child In Russia.  Life As An American Courtroom Artist.
The Dept. of Women’s Woes:    The Chinese Concubine In Kowloon.   The British Call Girl Who Disappeared.   The Russian Fashion Models Agency.   The Nathan Road Massage Salon.  The Taipei Brothel Adventure.  Job Offer As A Chinese Concubine In Shenzhen.
The Dept. of Canadiana:  Gloria, The Flying Ballerina Doll.  French & English: Two Solitudes.   The White Slave Trade.   True Love & The Astral Cord.   Cry Baby!  The Dept. of Travel:   Antigua, India, Wales, Taiwan, England, Nepal.

I began writing this book living mostly at Hong Kong Airport Airport with some holidays in campgrounds and 24/7 health spas of Shenzhen, and then the book turned into a book about Buddhism, my faith in miracles, and my desire to learn from my disaster thoroughly, so I could end the Bad Karma.  As I wrote on and on, the story turned into a book about womenm Canada, my childhood….”

 

All readers who share Arielle Gabriel’s interest in  life as a spiritual journey, or even just as an amazing Adventure Story, will find this a unique and refreshing read that they will never forget.

NOW all thousands of Internet friends can BUY this book at this Lulu Books Order page: 

http://www.lulu.com/shop/arielle-gabriel/the-goddess-of-mercy-the-dept-of-miracles/paperback/product-22157318.html

 

Contact Arielle Gabriel   DM at Twitter is most reliable.  I am sometimes in China. 

Twitter #quanyin5,  Linked In:  QuanYin5 Publisher Hong Kong.  Facebook Pages QuanYin5ArtrA  & Facebook Pages BooksArielleGabriel

https://hk.linkedin.com/in/quanyin5  Instagram: quan_yin5  WeChat: quan_yin5

 

 

 

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Reviews On Previous Writings & Art

 

“Clear soul.”    Bahman Ghasemi, Tehran, Iran

“Good writer.”    Ayman Sayed, Egypt.

“A force to be reckoned with.”    Richard P. Geer, Halifax, Canada.

“The abundance of the new, foreign, and utterly interesting infos…literally gave my faculties the run of the lifetime…so thank you so much for them.”    Muhammed Bukhary, Istanbul, Turkey.

“Spirited.”  Joyce Carol Oates, USA.

“I really like your way of telling the details.”  A. Shwail, Cairo, Egypt.

“Great writing.”  Barbara Gillis, New Westminster, Canada.

“Creative.”  Wong Kin Chung, Vancouver, Canada.

“Wow! I’m going to read it for the fourth time – thank you.”  Amal Khafaoui, Marrakesh, Morocco.

“Thanks for sharing the story of your trip to Nepal – I enjoyed reading it.”  Yasser Dibs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“Arielle, thank you for sharing all these with me.  I felt I was there with you.  Your writing style is so  unique and your diary took me to Nepal by itself.”  Arash Ghazazaei, Iran.

 

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