Sat, 03/14/2020 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
*Join us for this FREE Lit Live! event -- meet the author and get your book signed!*
When 19-year-old anthropologist Julie Tate abandons her missionary group near Mt. Everest in Nepal, she embarks on a solo trek in the Himalayas. Battling an eating disorder and an upbringing riddled with fundamentalism, Julie’s journey is a quest to understand the sacred mountains and people of the Himalaya, and a chance to rekindle her own faith. But soon she takes a wrong turn and stumbles upon a nunnery near Everest, where she contemplates becoming a Buddhist nun. Eventually she makes her way to a village in Eastern Nepal and meets a Christian man from Nagaland who happens to be looking for a wife. Told with honesty and humor, Julie's story chronicles her struggle to grow up and find a deeper faith, even when things fall apart.
Julie Tate-Libby is an anthropologist and lives in a small mountain town of the Pacific Northwest. A professor of sociology and anthropology, she recently taught a course on Himalayan Culture and Ecology for Fairhaven College and Western Washington University. Julie has published several academic works on amenity migration, the power of place, and sacred mountains. She has also published pieces on creative nonfiction and poetry, drawing form her experiences in the Himalayas and southeast Asia.
This event is part of the Nature of Writing Series run in partnership with the North Cascades Institute.
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