Synopses & Reviews
The Violet Shyness of Their Eyes details Barbara Scot's experiences teaching English in Nepal. Her insights on her midwestern background, on cultural difference, on the struggles of Nepali Women, and on her role as a global citizen illuminate Scot's complex feminism. She redefines herself and embraces her mid-life passage.
A moving account of a western woman's transformative sojourn in Nepal as she reaches mid-life
About the Author
Barbara Scot lived and taught in Nepal for a year and returned in 2004 to update this book. The first edition of Violet Shyness received the PNBA Book Award. Other publications include Prairie Reunion (Farrar Strauss) which received a New York Times Notable Book Citation and The Stations at Still Creek (Sierra Club Books).