Learning to Walk in India: A Love Story truly embodies the excellence and high value of spiritual message to the world that our award was created to celebrate.
As an author of 17 books, and a teacher of memoir writing, I count Molly Kate Brown’s Learning to Walk in India: A Love Story among my top five reads. I laughed, cried, cheered, and worried with her, unable to put the book down. The story itself is a fascinating account of resilience, love, and the outrageous spiritual and material contrasts that are Mother India. Molly is an accomplished writer, bringing the sights, smells, and cacophony of India alive as few can. Her inner journey is just as compelling as the outer one-a trip into the heart of darkness and the unsullied presence of light. Molly’s voice is so compellingly authentic that reading her memoir feels like being in India by her side. Any one reading this book inadvertently soaks up a dose of love and courage that can’t help but enrich their own life.”