Greetings from Utopia Park

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  • Author : Claire Hoffman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • ISBN : 0062338862
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 45 reviews
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Greetings from Utopia Park

Greetings from Utopia Park
  • Author : Claire Hoffman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 07 June 2016
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In this engrossing, provocative, and intimate memoir, a young journalist reflects on her childhood in the heartland, growing up in an increasingly isolated meditation community in the 1980s and ’90s—a fascinating, disturbing look at a fringe culture and its true believers. When Claire Hoffman’s alcoholic father abandons his family, his desperate wife, Liz, tells five-year-old Claire and her seven-year-old brother, Stacey, that they are going to heaven—Iowa—to live in Maharishi’s national headquarters for Heaven on

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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