We Built the Bridge

by Grace M. Fala PhD, Illustrated by Dawn E. Hayes EdD & With Frances Martha Barnes



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/3/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781480882836
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781480882829

About the Book

Serendipity happens when people, places, time and events intersect and something inexplicably good emerges. Serendipity intrigues, as it brings good fortune. Those who embrace it are often considered idealistic and wishful, or even wacky. In We Built the Bridge, author Grace Fala makes serendipity real.

Magical stories often stay within the parameters of acceptable norms. They generally involve children and parents—typically, individuals who identify and relate as man and woman. But this fairytale doesn’t follow the mainstream. This serendipitous story graced two unlikely singletons—two whimsical and, according to customs, maverick women.

While searching for an affordable home in a suburban area, something unbelievable threw them off course. A strange energy gripped and carried them toward a house charmed with magnetic forces, as if calling their names. Fala reflects on how two women from Philadelphia who love one another now make their home in a farming valley among the Amish.

Praise for We Built the Bridge

A delightful, passionate, playful, and significant story, not just for those who live in or visit Pennsylvania’s Amish country, but for us all.
—Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, PhD, Author,
Omnigender, Sensuous Spirituality, and other books

About the Author

Grace M. Fala, PhD, earned a master’s degree in philosophy and a doctorate in rhetoric and teaches communication courses at Juniata College. She is an award-winning teacher and motivational speaker. With a knack for audience engagement, she often travels to facilitate retreats that bring cultural empathy, equity and inclusion, creative communication, storytelling, music and listening into a space of play. Fala shares a home with her spouse and numerous farm animals in a rural Amish valley in Pennsylvania.