Barbara Scot is an avid climber, hiker, and naturalist. She is the author of Prairie Reunion (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux) that received a NY Times Notable Book citation, and The Stations of Still Creek (Sierra Club Books). She lives on a houseboat near Portland (OR).
“The original edition of this radiant memoir came out in 1994. It won some literary awards and became an underground classic…. This new edition includes material on the changes she found and the ways in which Nepal has altered her life. It is a graceful, transcendent work.” —Statesman Journal
“A heartfelt portrait of the Nepalese people and culture…. An excellent memoirist, Scot combines personal observation, thoughtful commentary and warmth in this deceptively simple book.” —Longitude
“Scot’s year in Nepal was extraordinary. What she discovered about herself, about Nepal and the Nepalis themselves is beautifully told.” —The Seattle Times
“Poignant and profound…. While Scot never sugarcoats the hardships, she fulfills two of the travel writer’s most important tasks: evoking a deep sense of place and instilling in readers a desire to go there.” —Booklist
“Scot gives us the Nepal she saw, touched, visited with a feminist’s respect for difference. Hers is a tale of sharing, and we are privileged to see through her eyes, understand through her exquisite sensibility.” —Margaret Randall
“The sheer beauty of Scot’s writing … real insight, balance and compassion,… worth reading for people who are already fascinated with Nepal, as well as for people who know nothing of the region.” —NeedCoffee.com
“Her beautiful descriptions of mountains, temples, bird life, and – most important – Nepalis, their customs and words, make a rich soup to feed our imagination.” —Elliot Bay Booknotes