Fiction. Asian American Studies. Women's Studies. Doctor Monica Murphy quits her Minneapolis medical practice to work at a Catholic medical mission in a decaying hill station in northern India. There, she confronts questions about the nature of faith, religious imperialism, the troubled position of Westerners in developing countries, and the growth of individual consciousness. TRAVELING WITH SPIRITS is an exciting, nuanced novel about trespassing, welcoming, and the ever-precarious luck of the innocent.
Valerie Miner is the award-winning author of fourteen books. Her new novel is TRAVELING WITH SPIRITS, published by Livingston Press in 2013. Other novels include After Eden, Range of Light, A Walking Fire, Winter's Edge, Blood Sisters, All Good Women, Movement: A Novel in Stories, and Murder in the English Department. Her short fiction books include Abundant Light (a 2005 Lambda Literary Awards Fiction Finalist), The Night Singers and Trespassing. Her collection of essays is Rumors from the Cauldron: Selected Essays, Reviews and Reportage. In 2002, her autobiographical work The Low Road: A Scottish Family Memoir was a Finalist for the PEN USA Creative Non-Fiction Award. Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA