And The Silent Spoke by Amy L. GreesonAnd The Silent Spoke by Amy L. Greeson

And The Silent Spoke

byAmy L. Greeson

Paperback | July 26, 2019

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And the Silent Spoke is a rich collection of true stories based on one woman’s adventures explor- ing some of Earth’s most remote indige- nous villages in a quest to discover ancient medical treatments. By projecting herself into the future as an old lady, the author recounts stories from her twenty-four years of trekking through the Amazon, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea and the Republic of the Congo. These are the expeditions that allowed for endearing encounters with elders, traditional healers and villages, yet also brought difficult challenges including oppressive swarms of bees, arrests by police, and incidents with tribal fighting. Along the way are heartbreaks such as witnessing the esca- lating devastation and demise of lands, cultures and species. During her journeys, Amy Greeson discovers much more than the healing plants she expected to find: a vibrant, endless network of love, friend- ships, and humanity unlimited by time, space, language or culture—and a deeper realization of the critical significance of every life form on Earth.

Title:And The Silent SpokeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:372 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.01 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 1.01 inPublished:July 26, 2019Publisher:CrestlinzenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0999429817

ISBN - 13:9780999429815

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 . . . . . . 1

Chapter 2 . . . . . . 7

Chapter 3 . . . . . . 9

Chapter 4 . . . . . . 23

Chapter 5 . . . . . . 29

Chapter 6 . . . . . . 37

Chapter 7 . . . . . . 53

Chapter 8 . . . . . . 57

Chapter 9 . . . . . . 81

Chapter 10 . . . . . . 95

Chapter 11 . . . . . . 105

Chapter 12 . . . . . . 107

Chapter 13 . . . . . . 121

Chapter 14 . . . . . . 127

Chapter 15 . . . . . . 131

Chapter 16 . . . . . . 145

Chapter 17 . . . . . . 159

Chapter 18 . . . . . . 167

Chapter 19 . . . . . . 171

Chapter 20 . . . . . . 187

Chapter 21 . . . . . . 213

Chapter 22 . . . . . . 221

Chapter 23 . . . . . . 251

Chapter 24 . . . . . . 257

Chapter 25 . . . . . . 283

Chapter 26 . . . . . . 295

Chapter 27 . . . . . . 297

Chapter 28 . . . . . . 323

Chapter 29 . . . . . . 333

Chapter 30 . . . . . . 339

Chapter 31. . . . . . 345

Chapter 32 . . . . . . 347

Chapter 33 . . . . . . 349

About the Author . . . . . . 353

Editorial Reviews

“Sometimes things appear right before our eyes and yet we’re unable to see them. Sometimes it’s only because of another that our eyes are opened and our perspective shifts. And with the shift, the world is seen in an entirely new light.” And with that soon-to-be-proven, incredibly prophetic understatement, Amy L. Greeson entices you into sharing perhaps the most spectacular if soft-spoken memoir this reviewer has ever read. Appropriately titled And the Silent Spoke, Greeson’s exquisitely presented memories read like an award-winning documentary. Her observations are so precise and comprehensive, so intelligent and perceptive, so utterly sensitive to the alternative realities existing among Earth’s indigenous populations that this brilliant author takes you, to say it futuristically, where no man has trod before. Okay, that may be an overstatement. But this literary diary, superbly comprised of truly unique, invaluably meaningful (in a deeply human way), intensely vivid recollections, simply screams for overstatement ... if in a rather quiet way. (5 Star Joel Dennstedt, Readers' Favorite) Readers who enjoy learning about other cultures will adore this first-hand experience style memoir. Author Amy Greeson has traveled to some incredible places in her work and produced a very well organized collection of stories to recount each adventure in turn. I enjoyed the construction and how each tale builds upon the overall theme whilst also having its own moral or takeaway that Amy learned during her amazing experiences. Add to this the way she brings other people she has met to life, and you have a fully immersive account that warmly speaks of other cultures, making friends and living a life which is truly worth living. Overall, And The Silent Spoke is a fantastic work of travel fiction, memoir and inspiring humanistic consideration all rolled into one: an adventure that we have much to learn from. ( 5 Star,  K.C. Finn, Readers' Favorite) ...the reader feels like part of the story. Everyone has had life stories told to them by their elders. I found the approach unique, charming and enjoyable. The reader sees the world through the eyes of indigenous people in remote regions. The stories about the adventures she had and the people she got to know are engaging and inspirational. The hardships of the expeditions seemed worth the pain compared to the knowledge gained, the beautiful scenery they witnessed and the warm human relationships developed. And the Silent Spoke is an enjoyable read you won’t want to put down. ( 5 Star, Karen Walpole, Readers' Favorite)And the Silent Spoke is transporting, an adventure that takes readers to new cultures and traditions and places that are vibrant with life. (5 Star Christian Sia, Readers' Favorite)Amy’s writing style is warm and engaging. Often, intense expeditions with a few people can lead to friction or problems, but the team spirit of Amy and others is nice to see. I hope books like these inspire people, and more women to step out of their comfort zones and explore the world. ( 5 Star, Gisela Dixon, Readers' Favorite)