Bo Caldwell

Bo Caldwell

Bo Caldwell (b. 1955) is the author of the national bestseller, The Distant Land of My Father. She became popular after this book became the book of Silicon Valley Reads 2008. Her short fiction has been published in Ploughshares, Story, Epoch, and other literary journals. A former Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing at Stanford University, she currently lives in Northern California with her husband, Ron Hansen, and her two children.

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The Distant Land of My Father

4.08 avg rating — 3,322 ratings — published 2001 — 16 editions
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City of Tranquil Light

4.19 avg rating — 1,151 ratings — published 2010 — 13 editions
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“Hsiao Lao smiled weakly. "He is a foolish God... Your God does not behave in the way I would expect." I laughed suddenly, for I had thought the same many times -- how foolish God is with me, my sweet, spendthrift, profligate Lord, bestowing on me things I would not have thought myself capable of. "It may seem that way, Hsaso Lao. He is foolish in His giving and in His care for us. He has spoiled me throughout my life.”
Bo Caldwell, City of Tranquil Light

“The human heart is hard to grasp.”
Bo Caldwell

“My father had told me when I was young that courage was not strength in the absence of fear but strength in the presence of fear, and I asked God for the courage to withstand whatever lay ahead. I felt His forgiveness wash over me, lessening my remorse.”
Bo Caldwell, City of Tranquil Light

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