The Tigress and the Yogi (Shelley Schanfield)
Shelley Schanfield’s fascination with Buddhism and yoga arose fifteen years ago, when she and her son were pursuing black belts in Tae Kwon Do in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
A talking tigress. A wandering yogi.
When the outcaste girl Mala meets these two, it sets her on a journey from slavery to freedom through an ancient land where chaos threatens gods and mortals alike. She meets gods and goddesses, outlaws and kings, and the young prince Siddhartha, who is prophesied to become the Buddha.
“…fascinating reading for anyone remotely interested in Eastern religion and culture…With a strong and graceful writing style, Schanfield combines spirituality and action in a way that’s consistently compelling…an impressive debut…” Blue Ink Reviews
“With its violent, pulsating, and raw sensuality, this story of a heroine from the edges of Buddhist traditions appeals to the senses…Schanfield’s portrayal of the feminine aspects of the divine is highly potent…” Patty Comeau, five stars, Foreword Clarion Reviews