"Unvarnished" is one word for Phebe Beiser's and Maria Motch's account of their pilgrimage to Varanasi. The authors, a self-described "wuss" and a longtime practioner of eastern spirituality, are generous narrators of "what really happened" when they chose to travel "well beyond courage and comfort." The poems, journal entries and narratives in this book - and the evocative photos - are imbued with the beauty of authentic experience.
Mary Pierce Brosmer
Founder of Women Writing for (a) Change
Author of Women Writing for (a) Change: A Guide to Creative Transformation, Sorin, 2009