The Possibility of Everywhere, by Beth Harkins
Casablanca, French Morocco, 1953—precocious six-year-old American Cindy Hollingsworth imagines all horizons are open to her—until her father shuts her out without acknowledging her voice or value. She concludes that his world belongs to men and her world contains a map of invisibility and inferiority.
As a college girl in Spain, Cindy encounters duende and the mysticism of Saint Teresa of Ávila. As a jet-setting Pan American stewardess she discovers the influence of Isis in Egypt. From fierce and tender Kali in Nepal, from strong voices heard beneath a mango tree in Kenya, from wild hearts met along the backroads of the USA—Cindy senses feminine power rising as a transforming balm.
Yet forces want to crush the emergence. When her boss cruelly dismantles the international women’s empowerment program Cindy creates, she searches for feminine power within herself and watches it touch her husband’s aching heart.
In The Possibility of Everywhere through adventure, love and loss, we experience how much women’s stories matter and realize that how we tell our stories to ourselves shapes our lives and the world.
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