Author: Lata Pimplaskar
Publisher: Athena Press Publishing
ISBN/UPC (if available): 1931456585
A small farm in Iowa; a flock of birds in the yellow grass. No car in the driveway, but there is a dead girl upstairs.
Tony sees it all and keeps quiet, but the loss of his sister haunts him. Years later, and thousands of miles away in India, it seems like his faith and his job as a missionary will give him the strength and the lasting happiness he had been yearning for. But when he meets Maya, a beautiful Hindu girl, he feels he is offered heaven on earth. Despite his belief that love has no boundaries and would dispel all differences, when his love for Maya crosses the barriers that are established by the institutions of faith built by men, his struggle begins, once again.
The mysterious and sublime beauty of India, with its ancient, strange, and complex ways, its sectarian strife, assails the reader in this powerful novel of East and West. Can Tony reconcile his well-guarded Christian beliefs with the universality found in the wisdom of Vedanta, epitomized in the form of Maya? Who will help them face the future together? Christ or Krishna...Mary of Meera...?