By Elaine Neil Orr
"Also I heard the voice of the Lord, asserting, Whom shall I ship, and who will opt for us? Then acknowledged I, right here am I; ship me. "When Emma Davis reads the phrases of Isaiah 6:8 in her room at a Georgia women's university, she is familiar with her precise calling: to turn into a missionary. it's a jump of religion that sweeps her away to Africa in an odyssey of non-public discovery, large problem, and profound transformation.
For the earnest, headstrong daughter of a filthy rich slave proprietor, dwelling one of the Yoruba humans is totally not like Emma's sheltered childhood--as is her new husband, Henry Bowman. two decades her senior, the mercurial Henry is the item of Emma's mad past love, intensifying the sensations of all they see and proportion jointly. on a daily basis brings new tragedy and heartbreak, and every day, Emma someway unearths the wish, ardour, and self-discipline to press onward. via all of it, Henry's first reward to Emma, an easy writing box--with its pink leather-bound diary and area for a number of loved keepsakes--becomes her closest confidant, Emma's final connection to a lifestyles that turns out, during this unusual new international, like a passing reminiscence.
A story of social and non secular awakening; a dispatch from a tough period at domestic and in a foreign country; and a meditation on religion, freedom, and wish, a distinct sunlight is an enthralling fiction debut.
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A Different Sun: A Novel of Africa by Elaine Neil Orr