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The Resource A different sun : a novel of Africa, Elaine Neil Orr

A different sun : a novel of Africa, Elaine Neil Orr

Label
A different sun : a novel of Africa
Title
A different sun
Title remainder
a novel of Africa
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Neil Orr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. When Emma Davis reads the words of Isaiah 6:8 in her room at a Georgia women?s college, she understands her true calling: to become a missionary. It is a leap of faith that sweeps her away to Africa in an odyssey of personal discovery, tremendous hardship, and profound transformation. For the earnest, headstrong daughter of a prosperous slave owner, living among the Yoruba people is utterly unlike Emma?s sheltered childhood?as is her new husband, Henry Bowman. Twenty years her senior, the mercurial Henry is the object of Emma?s mad first love, intensifying the sensations of all they see and share together. Each day brings new tragedy and heartbreak, and each day, Emma somehow finds the hope, passion, and strength of will to press onward. Through it all, Henry?s first gift to Emma, a simple writing box?with its red leather-bound diary and space for a few cherished keepsakes?becomes her closest confidant, Emma?s last connection to a life that seems, in this strange new world, like a passing memory
Summary
Emma Bowman experiences a social and spiritual awakening when she follows her missionary husband on a journey to West Africa
Theme
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10190248
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orr, Elaine Neil
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.R58843
LC item number
D54 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Plantation life
  • Missionaries' spouses
  • Missionaries
  • Americans
  • Self-realization
  • Nigeria
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel of Africa
Label
A different sun : a novel of Africa, Elaine Neil Orr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes reader's guide discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20002227
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Berkley trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xii, 388 pages
Isbn
9780425261309
Lccn
2012030108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn795168362
  • (OCoLC)795168362
Label
A different sun : a novel of Africa, Elaine Neil Orr
Publication
Note
Includes reader's guide discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20002227
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Berkley trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xii, 388 pages
Isbn
9780425261309
Lccn
2012030108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn795168362
  • (OCoLC)795168362

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