Harry August


It’s been over two years since I’ve written here. I want to thank everyone who shows up for the zoom meetups and still makes me feel included. I’ve been reading, but not sharing. I haven’t felt inclined to share because I don’t know how interested any of you would have been in the books I had read. Until this one.

If you’re a fan of science, 20th century history, time travel, life and death, espionage you will enjoy this book.

What if when we die, we are reborn as ourselves to live our life over again? In thinking about this, if I had a do-over my first order of business would be to find my love earlier in our lives. Perhaps I could change his fate of dying so young, or prolong his life so it happens later, or at the very least have more time with him at a younger age.

This book has helped me process the death of my friend last week. The idea that she might have another life to live over, I hope in that life all her dreams come true and isn’t taken so soon.

5 comments on “Harry August”

  1. Great to see you here, Daniela – and I have a feeling we’d love to learn about everything you are reading. I know I’m interested. One of my favorite things about this space is the diversity in reading and art generally, so feel free to share as much as you please. Love having you here — I’ve just put this book on hold at the library. Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

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  2. I agree with J and A. The depth of your thoughts on life are well worth sharing whether through your direct experience, your own art or through sharing how what you read moves you. I know you introduced me to Roxane Gay through our blog. Knowing her work, through both her writing and interviews, has enriched my life. Please share often, I love the diversity of our group! Harry August sounds like a fascinating read and a book that touched you deeply. Thanks for the post!

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  3. Daniela, what a fine thing it is to see you here again. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August sounds so cool. If we could come back and carry our knowledge of having lived another life, wouldn’t that be something? I’d love to read this book. Thanks for bringing it into this space. I, too, have been reading and not posting. Just can’t seem to get it together this summer.


  4. This looks like a wonderful book and do please fill us in on some of the other titles you have read too if you want! I’m really curious to know which books you think we wouldn’t like and I’m really hoping they are all fan-fic romance arcs hahaha.

    So sorry to hear about your friend passing recently. Condolences from Suman and me.

    The idea that we relive our lives is really amazing– I had always just thought of re-incarnation as something where we come back as a different species or in a completely different human life. So interesting to ponder! I will try to read this book someday 🙂

    Big Hugs,

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