Some mystics believe we choose our name, along with our life’s lessons, before we are born. The name we select becomes our constant guide, helping us to navigate the journey ahead.
In her memoir, A Girl Named Truth, Alethea explores the subjective nature of truth while she untangles the uncomfortable wrap of narratives she was raised on. Her name serves as her beacon, guiding her to heal and find the inner voice of her own truth.
The author’s story begins with her formative years, when her mother left her father and went into hiding with the Hare Krishnas. Months later, the young Alethea finds herself living 3,000 miles away from her extended family, trying to love a new father and forget the one she has left behind. Only she never forgets…A Girl Named Truth is a story of loss, love and the redemptive power of awakening a silenced voice.
About the Author
Review by S K Ditta
I had a chance meeting with Alethea, online through WordPress. She was kind, thoughtful, and hospitable in that very first meeting. And she has been such, in a few meetings since then. Then, from her site, I got to know about her book, “A Girl Named Truth”. It has been a pleasure and learning, to be reading her book.
She is a gifted writer. Her language is rich with imagination, with innocence. Hers is a childlike wonder about life, about the people she has lived with and come across. Yes, there are periods of suffering, but what stands out, even more, is the pursuit of understanding. In doing so, she has maintained a very important virtue. That virtue is flexibility. As you read her part-autobiographical, part-imaginative recalling of the past, you will find it fascinating all the way through. If in some way, you can identify with the experiences of her childhood, you will also find healing for yourself as she journeys for truth.
This review is an unreserved recommendation for her work, and also, for her as a person in the strength she has brought to other people. I have reproduced, with her permission, only the Acknowledgments section of her book. How she writes, with gratitude, intelligence, and appreciation, is the kind of person she comes across as.
I do wish her and her loved ones all the very best! Thanks.