Falling to Heaven
In 1954 Emma and Gerald Kittredge leave their secure Quaker community for a Tibetan town. their neighbors are Dorje and Rinchen and their sons. The arrival of Maoist soldiers shatters everything. Gerald is captured by the soldiers, leaving a pregnant Emma to rely on her Tibetan neighbors. told in three distinct voices rich in their respective spiritual traditions, Falling to Heaven is ultimately a novel about faith: losing it and rediscovering it in places you'd never expect.