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Shannon’s memoir comes out in paperback with St. Martin’s press December 15th!

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Shannons Galpin MemoirPraise for Mountain to Mountain

“Shannon makes Afghanistan come alive on a personal level that no news story can ever replicate. I biked with her up mountains, hung out with her colleagues, visited schools, and constantly connected with real people, both local and foreign. The most passionate pages take place in women’s prisons, where the women are jailed for ‘adultery’…because they were raped. The most poignant, heart-pumping pages are when Shannon shares her own deepest darkest secret. This book is a winner….and so is Shannon.”
—Rita Golden Gelman, author of Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World

Mountain to Mountain reads like one of Shannon Galpin’s bike rides, fast-paced and unpredictable. It traces her intimate journey as a survivor and her travels across a rugged terrain, in the process bringing alive a vital and poignant message: Equality for Afghan women means more than just voting rights or access to parliament—it means having the same basic freedoms as men.”   —Anand Gopal, author of No Good Men Among the Living

“Shannon Galpin’s lovely cycling saga is an inspiring and illuminating window into the lives of modern day Afghan women and their continuing struggle to ride their own path to freedom, recognition, and equality.” —Khaled Hosseini, New York Timesbestselling author of The Kite Runner and And The Mountains Echoed

Read this touching story from Shannon Galpin, who utilizes her unique position as a western woman to immerse herself in Afghan culture. She had the courage to leave everything behind and use the bike to as a tool to lead a physical and political movement – a way towards freedom for the women of Afghanistan.  – Marianne Vos, World Champion Cyclist



Mountain to Mountain Book Tour


BOOK TOUR 2014 – Click Here For a Full List and Location Details


Book Tour 2014  – Stay tuned for a full list and location details

September 16 – 19 New York Launch – TBA

September 27 – The Next Page – Breckenridge, CO

October 3 – Powell’s Bookstore – Portland, OR

October 6 – Tattered Cover – Denver, CO

October 8 – Boulder Bookstore – Boulder, CO

 October 14 – Green Bay Cycles,  Winnetka, Illinois

October 15 – 16 – Chicago IDEAS Week – Chicago, IL

October 29 – The Bookworm – Edwards, CO

November 1 – Moab

 November 13 – Maria’s Bookshop, Durango, CO

Additional dates in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Ojai, and Aspen coming soon.