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AAMA IN AMERICA: A PILGRIMAGE OF THE HEART 1995 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Broughton Coburn
By Coburn, Broughton
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New York, 1995, 1st edition. 299 pp, photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Except for former owner's gift inscription, Fine condition.

SIGNED by Broughton Coburn

Vishnu Maya, called Aama (Mother) by everyone in her tiny Nepali village, was living high in the Himalayas when she befriended American Peace Corps worker Broughton Coburn, in 1974. In 1988 Aama came to visit him: On a trip prescribed by village priests as a way for the eighty-four year old, four-foot-eight woman to earn merit by making a difficult journey late in life. Aama in America is a vivid chronicle of what became a 25-state, coast-to-coast adventure, guided by the perpetual curiosity and deeply spiritual orientation of their ingenious, unpredictable travel companion. 
In the early 1970s, Broughton Coburn lived and taught school in a subsistence farming village on the edge of Nepal's Himalaya Mountains. It was there that he met and developed a unique friendship with a septuagenarian native widow named Vishnu Maya Gurung, fondly known to her relatives and locals as Aama, 'mother.' When Coburn moved into the hayloft above her water-buffalo shed, Aama became his landlady, but she also treated him like the son she never had.
 
Having lost his own mother shortly before he met Aama, Coburn forged an immediate bond with the sprightly Nepali woman. Fifteen years after he first met Aama, Broughton Coburn returned to her remote village with his future wife, Didi, and an invitation for Aama to join them on a trip to America. At eighty-four, Aama believed she had become a burden to her grandchildren and therefore welcomed the chance to visit her 'adopted son's' country. For Coburn, this was a way to introduce Aama to relatives and friends back home; but for Aama the trip represented something more: a pilgrimage that had been prescribed for her by village priests, an opportunity to gain merit by undertaking a strenuous journey during the final stage of her life.
 
Aama in America is a vivid chronicle of what became a twenty-five-state, coast-to-coast adventure. Guided by the perpetual curiosity and deeply spiritual orientation of their ingenious, unpredictable travel companion, Cobum and Didi gradually began to view their country from an entirely new perspective. The more they experienced Aama's unclouded vision of America the more they realized they were not simply traveling twelve thousand miles throughout the United States: they were undertaking an emotional and philosophical odyssey toward a greater understanding of their culture, their country, and themselves. Aama in America is on one level an offbeat American travelogue. But on another it is a profound exploration of beliefs, values, and lost spirituality, a rediscovery of the spiritual that lies beneath the surface of America, and a singular account of the meeting of two widely divergent cultures.

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