A Different Sun

a novel of Africa by Elaine Neil Orr

Written in English
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  • Social life and customs,
  • Missionaries,
  • Missionaries" spouses,
  • Plantation life,
  • Self-realization,
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For the earnest, headstrong daughter of a prosperous slave owner, living as a missionary among the Yoruba people in Africa is utterly unlike anything in Emma Davis"s sheltered childhood--as is her new husband. Twenty years her senior, mercurial Henry Bowman is the object of Emma"s mad first love, intensifying all they see and share. Each day brings new tragedy and heartbreak, and each day Emma finds the strength of will to press onward. Through it all, Henry"s first gift to Emma, a simple writing box, becomes her closest confidant.

Edition Notes

StatementElaine Neil Orr
SeriesKennebec Large Print Superior Collection, Kennebec Large Print superior collection
LC ClassificationsPS3615.R58843 D54 2013b
The Physical Object
Pagination611 pages (large print) ;
Number of Pages611
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26496466M
ISBN 101410462803
ISBN 109781410462800
LC Control Number2013029335

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A Different Sun is a sophisticated and masterful novel taking the reader more than years back into parallel worlds on opposite sides of the Atlantic: Georgia in the US South and Yoruba Land in Nigerian Africa.

The novel is set in a tragic period in human history, when a reasoning. To begin with A Different Sun seems like an average 'hist fict', or maybe even a little less as it jumps from one thing to another. But, just like The Wizard of Oz movie turning from monotone to colour, once Henry and Emma arrive in Africa, it's not just a different sun, it's a different book; one of excellence.

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I really enjoyed the ending most of all. Also I enjoyed Dan Bittners voiceover alot here, he does a great job with each character, though the younger men can kind of blur into the same voice at times.

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Praise for A Different Sun “As lyrical and passionate a novel as has ever been written, A Different Sun shines in the mind like a rare gem A memorable and altogether original story.”—Lee Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Fair and Tender Ladies and The Last Girls “A magnificent novel that explores the charged juncture between nineteenth-century Africa and the slaveholding South.

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[Ottawa]: Oberon Press, © A Different Sun A Novel of Africa (Book): Orr, Elaine Neil: When Emma Davis reads the words of Isaiah 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.

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Each child represents a distinct community of people, from the northernmost I§upiat to the coastal Tlingit and Haida. A Different Sun A Novel of Africa By Elaine Neil Orr; Berkley Books, ; pp. Paperback $ After writing a well-received memoir, Gods of Noonday, about growing up the daughter of Baptist missionaries in Nigeria, Elaine Orr has produced a well-wrought novel about another missionary, this one a century earlier, in West Africa.Midnight Sun isn't the best book ever written, but it was a quick and fun read.

With that, I give this book out of 5 Stars! Posted by Gennifer Eccles at AM. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. Labels: midnight sun, review, trish cook, young : Gennifer Eccles.

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