Between the Mountain and the Sky
A Mother’s Story of Hope and Love
On Sale: 2022-03-22
Between the Mountain and the Sky tells the story of Maggie Doyne’s amazing journey from carefree New Jersey teen to mother of over fifty Nepalese children by the age of thirty.
About the Book
Between the Mountain and the Sky turns a hopeful lens on the world and shows us what can happen when a single person takes a decisive action to help another and, in the process, changes the lives of hundreds--including her own.
Maggie’s story begins in suburban New Jersey, in a comfortable middle-class family that supports her decision to take a gap year before starting college. During her travels, the trajectory of her life alters when she has a surprise encounter with a Nepali girl breaking rocks in a quarry. Maggie decides to invest her life savings of five thousand dollars to buy a piece of land and open a children’s home in Nepal.
That home becomes Kopila Valley Children’s Home, and eventually, the nonprofit Maggie launches, the BlinkNow Foundation, also starts the Kopila Valley School, which provides tuition-free education for more than four hundred students. Maggie and BlinkNow’s work have been recognized around the world for their innovative, sustainable work.
However, this book isn’t a how-to for fledging philanthropists or nonprofit founders--it’s a coming-of-age story about a young woman suspended between two worlds, as well as the love, loss, healing, and hope she experiences along the way. And Maggie’s inspiring, intimate tale shows readers an important truth: the power to change the world exists within all of us.
- ISBN: 9780785240280
- ISBN 10: 0785240284
- Imprint: Harper Horizon
- On Sale: 2022-03-22
- Pages: 272
- List Price: $27.99
- Publisher: Harper Horizon
- Publication Date: 2022-03-22
- Category 1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
- Category 2 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering
- Category 3 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Philanthropy & Charity
- Category 4 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists