1999, Paperback, 272 pp., Picador USA
“A superbly crafted account. Few readers will wander once Morris gets them in her grip.”
“Mary Morris tugs at your arm with gracefully sensuous description.”
In Angels & Aliens, Mary Morris once again sets out on the road, this time as a single parent, wandering with her baby daughter through Southern California. Posing as a believer, Morris infiltrates New Age groups, flies as an angel through the Crystal Cathedral, and becomes a member of the earth-based unit of the Ashtar command. Combining her gift as a story teller, which is apparent in her fiction, and the powerful sense of place she brings to her nonfiction, Morris gives us a traveler’s tale for the millennium when there’s no place to go but up.