Shannon’s memoir, Mountain to Mountain, is a first-person journey through the roles that her activism, adventure, motherhood, and sexual assault played in shaping who she is as a woman today. Through cycling through the remote mountains of the Panjshir Valley, to learning to ride a motorcycle in the back roads of Kabul, to meeting with women in the Kandahar prison, and working to create and projects that empower women in a country recognized for being one of the worst countries in the world for a woman, Shannon learns the true value of having a voice in the world.
“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 Times bestselling author of The Kite Runner and And The Mountains Echoed
“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