Just before noon on April 25th, 2015, Nepal sustained a 7.6M earthquake that took the lives of nearly 9000 people and injured another 23,000. Entire villages were flattened, and close to a half million people were displaced. Many of the country's world heritage sites, among them a number of important temples and monuments in Kathmandu's Durbar Square, as well as the city's iconic Darahara Tower, were destroyed.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoir
Where are they now, the lost, the forgotten? With the love in her mother’s silence as her guide, Susan Johnson Hadler began a quest to find out who the missing people in her family were and what happened to them. The search led her to Germany, where her father was killed just before the end of WWII; then to a Buddhist monastery in France, where she learned new ways to relate to life and death; and ultimately to a state mental hospital in Ohio, where the family abandoned her mother’s older sister years earlier.
Written with warmth of heart, insight, and a sense of fun, this collection of essays and personal narratives by Maggie McCann Pike offers generous servings of reflection, wit, and opinion. Lighthearted and uplifting, readable and engaging, the vignettes within describe the human spirit, at times with tenderness, at times with tongue planted firmly in cheek.