This Is the Author S6 E72 Image of Hazel Hayes, Rebecca Solnit, Katherine Woodward Thomas
On the Podcast: Hazel Hayes, Rebecca Solnit, and Katherine Woodward Thomas

In this episode, meet writer and director Hazel Hayes, author of Out of Love, writer and historian Rebecca Solnit, author of Orwell’s Roses, and marriage and family therapist Katherine Woodward Thomas, author of Calling in “The One.”

These authors have each written books about love—albeit very different kinds. Hear Hazel Hayes on how she came to write a love story in reverse, Rebecca Solnit on discovering George Orwell’s little-known passion for roses, and Katherine Woodward Thomas on overcoming pain (and well-worn patterns) to bring greater love into our lives.

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Author: Hazel Hayes
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Out of Love is a love story that begins at the end. But instead of moving forward through the emotional fallout of a break-up, Out of Love moves backward in time, weaving together an already unraveled tapestry, from tragic ending to magical first kiss. For anyone who has loved and lost, and lived to tell the tale, this gorgeously told debut is a modern novel with the heart of a classic: truthful, tragic, and ultimately full of hope.

Sparked by her unexpected encounter with the surviving roses he planted in 1936, Solnit’s account of this understudied aspect of George Orwell’s life explores both his writing and his actions. Orwell’s Roses is a lush exploration of roses, pleasure, and politics, and a fresh take on George Orwell as an avid gardener whose political writing was grounded in his passion for the natural world.

Are you frustrated by stymied relationships, missed connections, and the loneliness of the search for someone to spend the rest of your life with? Calling in “The One” is your guide to finding and keeping the love you seek, and is now revised and updated with new insights, stories, teaching points, and transformational exercises.

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