City of tranquil light

by Bo Caldwell

Publisher: Center Point Pub. in Thorndike, Me

Written in English
Published: Pages: 415 Downloads: 650
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Subjects:

  • Social conditions,
  • Missionaries,
  • Fiction,
  • Americans,
  • Large type books

Edition Notes

StatementBo Caldwell
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3603.A43 C57 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination415 p. (large print) ;
Number of Pages415
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24881365M
ISBN 109781602859876
LC Control Number2010042067

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  City of Tranquil Light is fiction's answer to all those kooky, ultimately harmful Christians/Christian missionaries found in life and in books who judge, exploit, and damage the people they should be helping, who force their beliefs down the throats of all without regard to their cultures or their everyday circumstances. The Christian faith.   City of Tranquil Light (Henry Holt; pages; $25), the latest novel by Bay Area author Bo Caldwell, follows two missionaries who spend 27 years in . Download or stream City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell. Get 50% off this audiobook at the AudiobooksNow online audio book store and download or stream it right to Brand: Blackstone Audio, Inc. City Lights Gift Bundle - Democracy-Is-Not-a-Spectator-Sport Edition. A bundle of 5 titles published by City Lights, intended to educate and empower readers of all ages to find their own role in the collective project of creating a truly equitable, representative democracy .

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The tale of two Mennonite missionaries on the Great China Plain, the day-to-day sorrows and triumphs of these ordinary people are compelling/5. “City of Tranquil Light is a remarkable evocation of another time and place as well as a deeply moving love story, but, most of all, Bo Caldwell's book is a profound meditation on the mysteries of belief.

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This novel is one that will linger in the reader's mind long after the last page is turned. Told through Will and Katherine's alternating viewpoints—and inspired by the lives of the author's maternal grandparents—City of Tranquil Light is a tender and elegiac portrait of a young marriage set against the backdrop of the shifting face of a beautiful but torn nation/5(36).

"City of Tranquil Light is a remarkable evocation of another time and place as well as a deeply moving love story, but, most of all, Bo Caldwell's book is a profound meditation on the mysteries of belief.

This novel is one that will linger in the reader's mind long after the last page is turned."& /5(). Author Interview Author Inspired by Her Missionary Grandparents Henry Holt and Co. Publisher - Bo Caldwell’s City of Tranquil Light is a searing love story of a man and a woman, their God, and the country they jointly loved and a deeply researched and page-turning portrait of a country in utter turmoil.

The story is based on the lives of her maternal grandparents who were. I’ve had City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell on my TBR list for a while now, at least ever since seeing Sherry’s I needed a new audiobook to listen to and had finished my Classics challenge, I was reminded of this book.

Though the story is loosely based on the author’s grandparents, it is fiction and incorporates elements from other people’s lives as well. After a visit by a charismatic minister, Will Kiehn feels called upon to carry the word of God to China. There he meets Katherine and after a brief and initially chilly, then suddenly cordial courtship, they marry and are sent off to start a mission in the remote city of Kuang P’ing Ch’eng (aka “The City of Tranquil Light”).

“City of Tranquil Light is a remarkable evocation of another time and place as well as a deeply moving love story, but, most of all, Bo Caldwell's book is a profound meditation on the mysteries of belief.

This novel is one that will linger in the reader's mind long after the last page is turned.”/5(). “City of Tranquil Light is a remarkable evocation of another time and place as well as a deeply moving love story, but, most of all, Bo Caldwell's book is a profound meditation on the mysteries of belief.

This novel is one that will linger in the reader's mind long after the last page is turned.”. City of Tranquil Light Bo Caldwell, Henry Holt: Macmillan pp. ISBN Summary Will Kiehn is seemingly destined for life as a humble farmer in the Midwest when, having felt a call from God, he travels to the vast North China Plain in the early twentieth-century.

City of tranquil light: a novel / Bo Caldwell.—1st ed. ISBN 1. Missionaries—China—Fiction. Americans—China—Fiction. China—Social conditions—20th century—Fiction. China—Fiction. Title. PSA43C57 '.6—dc22 Henry Holt books are available for special promotions and premiums.4/5(32).

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City of Tranquil Light A Novel (Book): Caldwell, Bo: What ardent, dazzling souls emerge from these American missionaries in China A beautiful, searing book that leaves an indelible presence in the mind. --Patricia Hampl, author of The Florist's Daughter Will Kiehn is seemingly destined for life as a humble farmer in the Midwest when, having felt a call from God, he travels to the vast.

They are drawn to one another there and marry and then are sent to Kuang P’ing Ch’eng, the City of Tranquil Light. The book tells a story of their life in China from – During those years, China was wracked by internal strife, often pillaged by Author: Harold Jantz.

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CITY OF TRANQUIL LIGHT is framed at both ends by an elderly Will narrating from California. What does this structure lend to the novel. What is the effect of having key information early on about the story to follow that Katherine predeceases Will, for example, and that they do not live out their lives in China instead of learning it at the end.

City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell Bo Caldwell’s debut novel, THE DISTANT LAND OF MY FATHER, set in historic China and based on the story of her uncle, was a critical and commercial success a national bestseller that was loved by.

As they work to improve the lives of the people of Kuang P'ing Ch'eng--City of Tranquil Light, a place they come to love--they face hardships they could not have imagined: a personal loss that shakes them both to the core, the constant threat of bandits, the physical dangers and tragedies of warlord China.

City of Tranquil Light is a gift. It is truly one of the most beautiful and spiritual books I have ever read. It is filled with wisdom and insight, and I was so inspired by the faith and courage of the main characters in the novel. Honestly, it was amazingly profound, and I have been deeply touched and changed by it.

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City of Tranquil Light is a poem in prose form, and it will lift any reader's spirit as it lifted mine."—Jay Parini, author of The Last Station "City of Tranquil Light is a remarkable evocation of another time and place as well as a deeply moving love story, but, most of all, Bo Caldwell's book is a profound meditation on the mysteries of belief.

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