The coming of age happened fast for a young Dr. Shah when he was sent away to a tough British military-style boarding school in the Nilgiris Mountains of India. Dr. Shah narrates a cultural and inspirational memoir of a child maturing into a man, then father, determined to succeed despite his obstacles. With a love for history and nature, he paints his story through a lens of the landscapes he journeys. He takes you from India, to Wales and Scotland, and finally to America, where he achieves his psychiatry degree and settles with his family in beautiful West Virginia. Dr. Shah's passion for service and medicine is witnessed as he shares unique experiences of treating patients with tropical illnesses in India to psychiatric cases with children, coal miners, veterans and prisoners in the US. While sharing glimpses into patient lives, he does not shy away from his own struggles with anxiety, personal failures, cultural adjustments, and parental concerns of raising two daughters in the values of a western world. His memoir beautifully balances the challenges and joys of his life by weaving in stories of family, friendships, adventures and his now retired life in Florida. Along with a sprinkle of poetry and pictures, Dr. Shah passes on a written legacy of humanity and life lessons that portrays both heart and strength...a book not to be missed!