National Indie Excellence Award Finalist
Dying? Marta wasn't afraid. She'd done it so many times before. Return to Earth? That was where all her traumas and her terrors lay. But it was too late. Now she's come back as Amelia, an aspiring ballerina with a mother who drinks too much and a boyfriend who moves too fast. She's started to have visions of past lives and, strangest of all, of her life between lives. She's terrified, because it's 1969 in her small Michigan town and no one sane speaks of such things
Crystal butterflies, gleaming cities, extraordinary teachers who arrive with every question she poses...it's beautiful in that higher-dimensional paradise but she cannot stay. To fulfill her mission-a lifetimes-long endeavor-she must face life on Earth again, must find a way to cope with her jealous mother's demand that she quit her beloved ballet, just when her full potential is about to be discovered.
Marta/Amelia has allies. They can't interfere-but can they help? Every day her muscles grow weaker as she misses class. Who can she trust? And who threatens her mission on Earth?
This is a book about drawing on what you know to be true within, about finding your importance in the universal cosmos, and about identifying those who can help you rise to your fullest potential. It touches on themes of death and rebirth, the damage done by alcoholic parents, and the thinness of the veil between this dimension and others in the multiverse. It's set on Earth-and in one soul's extraordinary afterlife.