Discover How One Person Can Make a Difference in ‘Avhi’s Flight’

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Janet Johnson Anderson announces publication of new novel

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Fourteen-year-old Avhi Tharu escapes an arranged marriage and embarks on a difficult journey from the countryside of Nepal to Kathmandu in Janet Johnson Anderson’s new novel, “Avhi’s Flight” (published by Archway Publishing). The book is available for purchase at:

Along the way, Avhi encounters the cruelty of a suppressive culture that goes unchecked, and discovers a purpose beyond self. “Avhi’s Flight” is a “beautiful and bittersweet” adventure that weaves together the complex threads of one girl’s search for wholeness, the reckoning of lives left behind, and a culture’s disregard for its women and girls.

“I believe understanding such hardships can lead to change,” Anderson says. “I have the endorsement of The Women’s Foundation Nepal, and together, we hope to raise awareness of the many horrible issues that plague Nepal’s young women and girls. I hope reading my book encourages dialogue among readers and lends a voice to those who are voiceless, who are abused, abducted, sold into brothels and slavery, with little recourse.”

Avhi’s Flight
By Janet Johnson Anderson
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 228 pages | ISBN 9781480870567
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 228 pages | ISBN 9781480870055
E-Book | 228 pages | ISBN 9781480870048
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Janet Johnson Anderson is an author and regular contributing writer to dozens of literary publications. She has been an award-winning poet for several decades, and has taught poetry workshops to K-12 students in public school systems. She enjoyed a lengthy career in advertising, and has remained a marketing consultant and freelance writer. She is both an advocate for the special needs population, and for women and girls worldwide where there is a lack of resources to combat poverty, trafficking, injustice and lack of educational opportunities. As a former board member with an organization at work in Nepal, her goal in writing “Avhi’s Flight” is to offer insight about the difficult life many Nepali women and girls face every day. Born and raised along Chicago’s North Shore, she lives in Huntsville, Alabama, is married, and has two grown daughters. For other book information, visit her website:

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