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 confusing 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 is a travel memoir written by the incredible author Michael Schauch and wow, what a story he shares with us readers! Michael Schauch will take us readers on his journey to Nepal and specifically to the Himalaya’s and all that occurred during this time as well as after, and what is learned is incredibly moving and powerful.
A Story of Karma is a sensational, poignant and informative memoir that will introduce the reader to Michael Schauch. Michael in his book will share his journey to Nepal in which with his wife Chantal, went on an expedition to the Himalaya’s and to a specific remote part that had been cut off from outsiders for decades. The goal was to capture life in this valley and Michael did just this with the help of others, as well as much more. As when Michael soon meets a little girl known as Karma and when he does both of their lives will change forever and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible A Story of Karma!
I adore memoirs because they give the reader insight into a person’s fascinating life but I love memoirs with travel themes (for example ones that take us to a new country unfamiliar to us) because the reader is whisked away on a journey and if the author of such a memoir is brilliantly descriptive about the places he and or she visits, the reader will feel as if they are right there experiencing every moment the author is. A Story of Karma written by the extraordinary Michael Schauch is just this type of read as it is an incredibly powerful memoir that whisks the reader away to Nepal.
The reader thanks to the author’s impeccable descriptions will feel as if they are right there and that is rare for an author to accomplish so the fact that Michael has shows us, readers, that he is an incredibly talented author who knows how to transfix his readers with ease.
The profoundness in Michael’s story is sensational and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading this book because of how emotive Michael’s journey was. I found myself reading A Story of Karma at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as engrossing; Michael’s remarkable literature will have you turning the pages at an alarming rate, and I adored how he was able to do this.
As well as Michael writing his story in an extremely compelling way, he also is excellent at describing the settings and places in this book. Michael’s beautifully descriptive writing of Nepal will make the reader feel as if they are right there; this is how I felt and because I did I felt as if I was with Michael on his journey and that for me was incredibly beautiful as well as transformative and informative.
To conclude my thoughts, A Story of Karma is a remarkable, memorable and informative story that readers are going to love so I, of course, have to award this superb book five stars! So please, if you love memoirs and travel ones specifically then have a read of A Story of Karma, you will not regret it!
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