Jeanne Peterson’s debut novel, Falling to Heaven, is the story of two American Quakers who trek over the Himalayas into Tibet just as the Chinese are invading. Once there, the American couple forms warm bonds with a Tibetan family. Through the tapestry of these characters, the novel illuminates the journey of Tibet itself, wrenched from its Buddhist heritage and thrust into the twentieth century by a godless Chairman Mao. 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.
Falling to Heaven available in Spanish in summer 2012, entitled Con Los Pies en el Cielo (Santillana)
Falling to Heaven won the San Diego Book Award’s $3000 first place prize for Best Novel in Progress. Now available from St. Martin’s (US), One World (UK), btb (in German), and summer 2012, Santillana (in Spanish). >>READ MORE
Jeanne M. Peterson works as a psychologist in San Diego. Her work with survivors of communist re-education camps helped her to put a human face on a story shared by so many Asians affected by China’s great push to bring communism to the masses. >>READ MORE
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