"In BEYOND THE SKY & EARTH, Ms. Zeppa candidly recalls the uphill climb that followed. Assigned to teach second-graders in a remote Bhutanese village, she scoffs when first told that Thimpu, the capital city of 40,000, will someday seem like New York to her. But she becomes dazed shortly after reaching the village where she will work. She can't even look out her bedroom window on the verdant valley below without feeling alienated....Of her motivation to go to Bhutan in the first place, Ms. Zeppa writes, 'For all my years of study, I wasn't sure I had actually learned anything. I had gained intellectual skills and tools, yes, but what did I know?' At least she knows far more about an isolated, high corner of the world than most of us."Zeppa, Jamie is the author of 'Beyond the Sky and the Earth A Journey into Bhutan', published 2000 under ISBN 9781573228152 and ISBN 157322815X.