Walking to Mercury

Book Cover
Average Rating
Bantam Books,
Pub. Date:
InThe Fifth Sacred Thing, bestselling author Starhawk created an unforgettable portrait of a ninety-eight-year-old writer and rebel who led the forces of freedom in a twenty-first-century battle against a racist totalitarian regime.  Now, inWalking to Mercury, Starhawk tells the compelling story of the forces that shaped that extraordinary woman--a story that spans the decades from the tumultuous sixties to the present New Age. Writer, priestess, and visionary Maya Greenwood has remained true to her one moment of connection to the land and its spirits.  But now, approaching her fortieth year, she has lost her way.  Seeking to reclaim her power, she goes on a pilgrimage to her sister Debby's remote mountain clinic in Nepal, their dead mother's ashes in her backpack.  Together, Maya hopes she and Debby can heal their fractured family bonds, allowing Maya to finally lay her past to rest and breathe new life into her future. Yet the past proves heavier than Maya ever suspected, as she begins the laborious climb through a landscape of memories.   In the journal given to her by Johanna Weaver--her soul sister, her mirror, her lover--she relives the ecstatic union they first formed as teenage rebels, a union still challenged by convention and Johanna's fierce commitment to her African foremothers. In the letters from Rio Connolly--that wild, impulsive, doomed youth--she reenters the dreams they once built together as outlaws blazing a path for change.   Now Rio, transformed by his own struggles, calls to her across ten thousand miles.  Whatever Maya decides will have dire consequences.  If she rejects Rio's offer, she will close a door forever on an opportunity to reclaim her past.  But if she goes back to him, she must reveal an intimate secret kept far too long--a secret that could shatter Maya's vision for the future. Rich in wisdom, humor, and the luminous power of nature,Walking to Mercuryemerges as an adventure of the inescapable forces that transcend all our lives and give them meaning.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 3efeb568-a174-1a2c-4ee5-db501865e669
full_title walking to mercury
author starhawk
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-01-01 02:49:47AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1565912870521143297
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Starhawk.
author-letter Starhawk.
author_additional Starhawk.
author_display Starhawk
availability_toggle_englewood Available Now, Entire Collection
available_at_englewood Englewood Public Library
callnumber_sort_englewood STARHAWK
date_added 2012-11-29T07:00:00Z
days_since_added 1611
detailed_location_englewood EPL Fiction
format_boost 10
format_category_englewood Books
format_englewood Book
genre_facet Fiction
geographic Nepal Civilization Fiction
geographic_facet Nepal
grouping_category book
id 3efeb568-a174-1a2c-4ee5-db501865e669
isbn 9780553378399
item_details ils:.b37325991|.i74393698|EPL Fiction|STARHAWK|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||epf||
itype_englewood Adult book
language Undetermined
language_boost 1
language_boost_es 1
lc_subject Lesbians, New Age movement, Visionaries
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_englewood 50
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_englewood STARHAWK
local_callnumber_exact_englewood STARHAWK
local_callnumber_left_englewood STARHAWK
local_days_since_added_englewood 1611
num_holdings 1
owning_library_englewood Englewood Public Library
owning_location_englewood Englewood Public Library
physical 489 p.
popularity 0
primary_isbn 9780553378399
publishDate 1997
publishDateSort 1997
publisher Bantam Books,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details ils:.b37325991|Book|Books||Undetermined|Bantam Books,|1997.|489 p.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records adhi, admi, ba, basalt, buenavistapl, cmc, englewood, ep, eva, eve, evg, evld, garfield, gcc, gcg, gcld, gcn, gcp, gcr, gcs, gra, grf, grg, grh, grj, grk, guc, gug, gunnisonld, mesa, mpa, mpb, mpc, mpd, mpf, mpg, mpm, mpmhb, mpo, mpp, opac, pc, pineriver, pitkin, pr, rampart, rlf, rlw, salida, sr, ssb, ssm, steamboatlibrary, sub, suf, suhs, summit, sus, tlw, vail, vl, wilkinson
scoping_details_englewood ils:.b37325991|.i74393698|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|50,49,48,46,47||
subject_facet Lesbians -- Fiction, Nepal -- Civilization -- Fiction, New Age movement -- Fiction, Visionaries -- Fiction
target_audience Unknown
target_audience_full Unknown
title Walking to Mercury
title_display Walking to Mercury
title_full Walking to Mercury / Starhawk
title_short Walking to Mercury
title_sort walking to mercury
topic Lesbians Fiction, Nepal Civilization Fiction, New Age movement Fiction, Visionaries Fiction
topic_facet Civilization, Lesbians, New Age movement, Visionaries