My Father’s Heart: A Son’s Journey. By Steve McKee. Da Capo. $25.
A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants: A Memoir. By Jaed Coffin. Da Capo. $16.
These highly personal, sensitively told memoirs offer, on the one hand, a cautionary tale for the Western world and, on the other, a glimpse inside the
A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants promises something more exotic and more or less delivers it. It is about Jaed Muncharoen Coffin’s decision to be ordained as a Buddhist monk in his mother’s native