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Strangers and Sojourners

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Strangers and Sojourners by Michael D. O'Brien

An epic novel (first in the Children of the Last Days series) set in the rugged interior of British Columbia, the first volume of a trilogy which traces the lives of four generations of a family of exiles. Beginning in 1900, and concluding with the climactic events leading up to the Millennium, the series follows Anne and Stephen Delaney and their descendants as they live through the tumultuous events of this century.

Anne is a highly educated Englishwoman who arrives in British Columbia at the end of the First World War. Raised in a family of spiritualists and Fabian socialists, she has fled civilization in search of adventure. She meets and eventually marries a trapper-homesteader, an Irish immigrant who is fleeing the "troubles" in his own violent past. This is a story about the gradual movement of souls from despair and unbelief to faith, hope, and love, about the psychology of perception, and about the ultimate questions of life, death and the mystery of being.

Interwoven with scenes from Ireland, England, Poland, Russia, and Belgium during the War, Strangers and Sojourners is a tale of the extraordinary hidden within the ordinary. It is about courage and fear, and the triumph of the human spirit.

"O'Brien is a superior spiritual story teller worthy to join the ranks of Flannery O'Connor, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, and C. S. Lewis. No novel since Dostoyevski has nourished my soul like Strangers and Sojourners."
-Peter Kreeft

"Michael O'Brien writes with great mastery and wisdom. Strangers and Sojourners is compelling and moving and altogether sui generis."
- Ralph McInerny

"Strangers and Sojourners comes as a haunting surprise. The story recalls real places with events that reach to the very heart of things. An absorbing novel."
- James Schall, S.J.

"The book for which spiritual readers have been waiting many decades: characters that stay in your heart like beloved friends; a profound Christian vision that permeates every page. Full of beauty, pathos, hope and light."
-Ronda Chervin, Ph.D.


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0-89870-923-7
600
8 1/2"  (21.5 cm) x 5 3/4"  (14.6 cm) x 1 1/2"  (3.81 cm)
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1997

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This item received 4 stars overall. A story about the journey and meaning of

Strangers and Sojourners is a story about the search for home and the true meaning of home. It follows the life of Anne Kingsley (Ashton) Delaney from England, where she is an educated and cultured woman, to the First World War as a battlefield nurse, and then to “untamed” Canada where a year of teaching children turns to a lifetime of love and longing as Anne searches for and discovers the meaning of home (and love and faith).

 

Within that story, Strangers and Sojourners is a beautiful novel of faith and of the struggle and ache of unbelief that fades and falls when we find faith in love and life.  The novel is very Full Review...

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