Walking to Mercury
Walking to Mercury by Starhawk.
Approaching forty, writer, priestess, and visionary Maya Greenwood has lost her way. So she sets out on a sacred pilgrimage to Nepal, carrying her dead mother's ashes in her backpack, hoping to make peace with her past and reclaim her future. The journey is more laborious than she expected. Travelling through a rugged landscape of both mountain and memory, she relives her ecstatic--and heartbreaking--union with the wise and beautiful African-American Johanna Weaver and the wild, impulsive outlaw Rio Connolly. And she confronts the painfully fractured bonds with her mother and sister. Yet it is an intimate secret she kept for too long that brings Maya to the most important crossroads in her life--and a choice that will shatter her vision for the future... or bring it to life.