Between the Mountain and the Sky is a heart-wrenching and inspiring memoir by Maggie Doyne. After dropping out of college, Doyne took a trip to Nepal and was deeply moved by the poverty she saw there. She quickly decided to start a charity called BlinkNow to help homeless children in Nepal, which has now grown into an international organization. Between the Mountain and the Sky tells the story of how Doyne’s life has been transformed by her work with BlinkNow, as well as her ongoing struggle with grief following the death of her mother. This powerful book is a testament to both human resilience and compassion.” —Anna-Lena, 17, Amazon.
For who is this book for ?
Maggie Doyne’s memoir, Between the Mountain and the Sky, is for anyone who wants to read about an inspiring individual. Doyne tells her story of dropping out of college to create a charity that has now grown internationally. She also recounts her struggle with grief in the aftermath of her mother’s death. This book is moving and eye-opening – perfect for anyone looking for an inspirational read.
- The author’s story is very inspiring and touching.
- It gives an insightful look into the life of a woman who has dedicated her life to helping others.
- The book is written in a compelling and moving way.
- The author has a very sad life and you can’t help but feel sorry for her.
- It’s pretty depressing to read about all the problems in the world.
- The book is long and at times slow
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Maggie Doyne was only nineteen when she left college, took a trip to Nepal, and fell in love with the children of war-torn countries. With no experience or training but armed with only her own idealism and courage, Maggie founded BlinkNow to provide education and care for homeless kids living in deplorable conditions near the Nepal/India border. In this unforgettable memoir—named one of ESPN’s Top Ten Sports Books of the Year—Doyne tells how she overcame monumental challenges to build not just an organization but a thriving community that offers housing, health care, schooling, job skills training programs–and hope–for impoverished Nepali youths. She also recounts her fraught relationship with her mother before her death from cancer at age fifty-six; their difficult journey toward reconciliation; and how learning to grieve has helped make all aspects of Maggie’s work possible. Raw yet inspirational, Between the Mountain and the Sky reveals what can happen when we are open to risk taking guided by our passions–and sheds light on enduring truths about loss recovery resilience finding home in others.
“Maggie Doyne’s memoir is one of the most beautiful, inspirational books I have ever read. She has a gift for storytelling that draws you in and brings to life the people and places she has experienced. Her writing is so powerful that it left me crying several times, but also inspired to be more compassionate and courageous in my own life. If you are looking for an unforgettable reading experience, pick up this book.”
“Maggie Doyne’s story is one of resilience in the face of adversity and a deep dedication to making the world a better place. It is also the moving story of how one woman healed her own broken heart by helping children who had faced hardships much greater than her own. I was blown away by Maggie’s courage, creativity, and compassion, and I highly recommend this book.”
“Maggie Doyne tells her story of love, loss and healing in a way that will touch your heart. After dropping out of college, she traveled to Nepal and was deeply moved by the poverty she saw there. She started a charity called BlinkNow to help homeless children in Nepal which has now grown into an international organization. This memoir tells the story of how her life has been transformed by her work with BlinkNow as well as her ongoing struggle with grief following the death of her mother.”
“This book is about a young woman who takes it upon herself to help the homeless children of Nepal. She starts with nothing more than a backpack and some determination, but eventually builds an impressive charity organization. It’s inspiring to read about her journey and all she has accomplished.”