Sasha views her marriage to Marc, her college boyfriend, as the consummation of a tested, yet blissful, romantic relationship. The sweethearts seem to have everything going for them—privileged backgrounds, current professional success, and a bright future. When their efforts to have a much-desired child fail to bear fruit, however, they embark on a journey of changes and breakthroughs, trials and triumphs, that will test the mettle of their love. Sasha soon realizes that the wedding wasn’t the pinnacle of their courtship, but the beginning of their marriage. Will this young family survive the struggles that come their way? Beyond the Mountaintop draws readers into Sasha and Marc’s world as they travel the difficult road of their young marriage. Along the way, Sarah, Marc’s Pentecostal sister, and Big Pierre, a celebrated stand-up comedian, join in the journey and add their unique perspectives to the important questions raised throughout the story. Over time, Sasha learns that life, and marriage, consists of a series of quests in which every goal met marks the start of a new route in their shared and lifelong journey. Ultimately, Sasha and Marc—and the reader—must answer the question: Is knowledge the reason for marriage, or is marriage the reason for knowledge?