kids riding on bikes down a road, surrounded by shrubbery.

Asking for Elephants

by Daniel Baylis and Mary Ann Thomas

Photos and essays take you along with Mary Ann and Daniel, friends who decided to bicycle from the Himalayas in the far north of India all the way to the southern tip of the subcontinent. Along the way they contemplate friendship, war, sharing food, the culture of pilgrimage, and most poignantly, the meaning of home. Mary Ann is the daughter of Indian immigrants to the US and Daniel is a white Canadian. Both are queer, and both have a thoughtful, open view of the world that shines through each page and makes you see your own home and place in the world in new ways. It may also make you immediately call up a close friend to suggest traveling together.