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Downward Dog, Upward Fog was a finalist in the prestigious Foreword Reviews Indies Book Award in general fiction!
Praise for Downward Dog, Upward Fog
"Lorna's soul journey is the topic of Meryl Davids Landau's first novel, an inspirational gem that will appeal to introspective, evolving women." —Foreword Reviews
"A lighthearted novel about a woman who just can't seem to stay on the spiritual path, something most of us can relate to." —Yoga Journal Buzz Blog
"Women who loved Eat, Pray, Love have been hoping for another page-turner that reflects their spiritual goals... Meryl Davids Landau fills the void." —Natural Awakenings magazine
"Told with humor and sensitivity, Lorna's struggles are sure to resonate with anyone on the path of conscious awareness."—Science of Mind National Newsletter
"Fresh and different." —Chick Lit Central
"How delicious to find a novel for women who find spirituality every bit as enticing as fashion. The characters in Meryl Davids Landau’s page-turner aren’t the only ones uplifted—the reader gets a dose of inspiration along with a mesmerizing story.” —Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life
a contemporary women's novel written for spiritually seeking women
Lorna Crawford has a great boyfriend, longtime friends, and a well-paying job as special-events coordinator at a premium ice-cream manufacturer. But, out of sorts and filled with self-doubt, what the 33 year old realizes she really wants is to stay on the spiritual path she keeps diving off of. Lorna jump-starts her efforts at a silent yoga retreat. But after returning, she loses her connection in the face of scheming coworkers, judgmental girlfriends, and, especially, her overly critical mother. Lorna also wrestles over her future with her boyfriend, a hot guy who takes her to the hottest places, but who can’t discern a meditation cushion from a toad stool. Reading spiritual books and visiting a channeler and energy healer move Lorna forward, but her confusion remains. Lorna’s seeking is put to the ultimate test when tragedy strikes. Will she come to truly understand that living spiritually has little to do with how you pretzel yourself on the yoga mat (although she gets plenty good at that, too), and everything to do with embracing the twists in everyday life?