|In 2014 I published Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times. The message of the book seems strikingly relevant to our current troubled times. War and Peace is many things. It is a love story, a family saga, and a war novel. But at its core, it’s a novel about human beings attempting to create a meaningful life for themselves in a country torn apart by war, social change, political intrigue, and spiritual confusion.
Give War and Peace a Chance takes readers on a journey through War and Peace that reframes their very understanding of what it means to live through troubled times and survive them. Touching on a broad range of topics, from courage to romance, parenting to death, my book demonstrates how Tolstoy’s wisdom can help us live fuller, more meaningful lives.