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A Story of Karma

by Michael Schauch

Biography / Autobiography Travel

LoveReading View on A Story of Karma

This was a wonderful and uplifting story of a traveller who went to climb a mountain but found it changed his life, and the local people he met. Due to the trials and tribulations of mountaineering, which itself makes a fascinating read, Mike and his wife Chantal meet and befriend a Nepalese family. This meeting changes both families lives and the future of a girl called Karma, so aptly named. A very interesting read, with fascinating pictures.

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A Story of Karma Synopsis

A deeply personal travel memoir that combines alpine adventure, family connections, and spiritual encounters in two very different worlds: a Himalayan village and Vancouver, Canada.

In 2012, Michael Schauch and his wife, Chantal, undertook an expedition deep in the Himalaya of northern Nepal, into a remote valley that had been closed off to outsiders for decades. They led a team of artists (a photographer, a musician, and a painter), with the objective of capturing a moment in time through their unique lenses. As a mountaineering fanatic, Michael had a second (and less conspicuous) goal to climb an unknown mountain he had only identified through a photograph. What unfolded in the mountains forced him to question his values and his own identity, and eventually resulted in meeting a little girl, which was the most profound encounter of his life. Little did either know that from that moment they would completely change the trajectory of each other’s life.

A Story of Karma recounts this journey, and the years that follow as Karma (the little girl), and Michael and Chantal grow their lives together amidst the complex dichotomies and backdrop of Karma’s 17th-century Himalayan village; the impoverished and polluted Kathmandu; and the modern world of Vancouver, Canada.

A Story of Karma Reader Reviews

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a heart-warming read that covers personal challenge and growth but focuses mainly on human connection, something that I think people have realised the importance of recently. Full review

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ISBN: 9781771604673
Publication date: 01/10/2020
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781771604673
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Author: Michael Schauch
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 328 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, Indie Books We Love, Travel,
Categories: Climbing & mountaineering, Buddhist life & practice, Travel writing,

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