A Different Sun (Large Print / Paperback)
In pre-Civil War days, a 21-year-old daughter of a wealthy Georgia plantation owner marries a man twice her age and leaves with him to take up his life as a missionary in Africa. A Different Sun describes the social and spiritual awakening of this young woman as well as the lonely and hard life she leads. I was mesmerized by her story as well as the portrait of the beauty of the continent and its native people.— Sandra
When Emma Davis reads the words of Isaiah 6: 8 in her college dorm room, 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.
About the Author
Elaine NeilOrr is professor of English at North Carolina State University in Raleigh where she teaches world literature and creative writing. She also serves on the faculty of the brief-residency MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University in Louisville. Author of two scholarly books and the memoir, "Gods of Noonday: A White Girl's African Life, "she has been a featured speaker and writer-in-residence at numerous universities and conferences and is a frequent fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She grew up in Nigeria.