Stock Image

Nepali Aama: Life Lessons of a Himalayan Woman

Coburn, Broughton

35 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0385474334 / ISBN 13: 9780385474337
Published by Anchor Books/Doubleday, New York, 1995
Condition: Fine Soft cover
From Row By Row Bookshop (Sugar Grove, NC, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 17, 1998 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 25.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

A Fine copy of this photo-illustrated paperback. Nice four-line inscription signed by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 016583

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Nepali Aama: Life Lessons of a Himalayan ...

Publisher: Anchor Books/Doubleday, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Paperback Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

An enchanting portrait of an inimitable  Himalayan woman in her seventies whose life and wisdom  illustrate the strength and resilience of the human  spirit. In 1973 Broughton Coburn lived and taught  school in a subsistence farming village on the edge  of Nepal's Himalayan 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 hay loft  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 took an instant liking to the  sprightly Nepalese woman. Already a success in two  previous small press editions, Nepali  Aama is Coburn's enchanting account of his  experiences living, working, and traveling with Aama,  illustrated with his own photos and Aama's candid,  sometimes salty, often hilarious observations on  everyday life in the rural third world. By  combining Aama's deep-rooted wisdom with his striking  black-and-white photographs, Coburn places the reader  in a setting that few have ever experienced. He  also offers rare insight into a culture alive with  humor, folklore, and  religion.

"Aama and her people were poor and uneducated, but  they seemed to possess an uncanny strength  grounded in tradition, family, community, and  self-sufficiency," he writes. "The values and  philosophy that I have learned from Aama, her  relatives, and the villagers are life lessons that are  valuable in my own country, or wherever I go."

From the Back Cover:

"Candid...humorous observations on every aspect of living."--The Los Angeles Times

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Row by Row Bookshop is a used and antiquarian bookstore with an emphasis on special topic non-fiction. The owners have over 25 years of bookselling experience. We currently only offer our selections online.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We accept checks or money orders in US dollars drawn on a US bank, MC, Visa and Paypal. While we welcome your telephone call, an advance e-mail allows us to process your order more efficiently.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping via media mail is $4.00 for the first book and $1.00 for each additional in the US. Shipping via Priority Mail in the US is $7.00 for the first book and $1.75 for each additional. We insure all purchases over $60.00 at our expense, insurance is available for other purchases upon request at $1.00 per item. PLEASE SPECIFY SHIPPING PREFERENCE. IF NO PREFERENCE IS SPECIFIED, BOOKS WILL BE SHIPPED VIA MEDIA MAIL. Default (standard) shipping outside the US and Canada is International Priority flat rate envelope at $24.00. Please note that the rate for any other shipping choice than the default is an estimate and actual rate will be charged.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal