Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan
"Reading the early pages of this rich, romantic, lushly descriptive memoir of Zeppa's three years in the tiny Buddhist kingdom just south of Tibet, I counted my cushy American blessings...But by the end, I not only got why Zeppa stayed in Bhutan...I actually envied her experience. Her tale is... show more
"Reading the early pages of this rich, romantic, lushly descriptive memoir of Zeppa's three years in the tiny Buddhist kingdom just south of Tibet, I counted my cushy American blessings...But by the end, I not only got why Zeppa stayed in Bhutan...I actually envied her experience. Her tale is part love story, part history lesson and part Buddhism 101...Zeppa writes romantically without romanticizing, and her fascinating story is something you'll marvel at the first time and want to go back to again and again." --Mademoiselle "Heartfelt...a good reminder that your passport, both literally and figuratively, can open up an entire world of possibilities." --Harper's Bazaar "Zeppa's story sheds the customary contours of the year-abroad memoir and starts to become something more like a memoir of conversion, a testament of newfound faith." --The New York Times Book Review "A joy to read." --Chicago Tribune
Publish date: May 1st 2000
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Book Club
, Biography Memoir
The author speaks of her personal experiences as a teacher in Bhutan and how this changed who she was and what she did with her life. I have never run into someone who had such a hard time with change, even those changes she herself chose! There is an awful lot of worrying and whining in these chapt...
Jamie Zeppa is at loose ends. Almost impulsively, she decides to move to Bhutan and teach.She almost as quickly regrets her decision. No convenience foods here. Minimal toilet facilities. Great poverty. Friends are all far, far away.Zeppa wants to go home to Canada.But she doesn’t. And, as time goes...
This book is a gem. When Jamie Zeppa tires of her doctoral studies and ponders whether the world might offer something more, she spots an announcement for a teaching opportunity near Tibet. The book Zeppa creates about her experience in Bhutan represents travel writing at its best. In theory, travel...