Strangers and Sojourners (Children of the Last Days #1)
An epic novel 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.
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pg. 439-440: Ashley argues, "Nathaniel is going to be raised free. Free to think and be whatever he chooses. No one is going to mold him." "Everyone is molded," says his mother [Anne]. "We choose what to mold our chi...more
It's not a fast-paced book. It's more like reading letters from or about them, like you would with your friends as they struggle through life and its hardships.
But the 99% rest of the book -- two wounded people who meet, marry, and live a marriage of solitude -- is heartbreakingly beautiful and well worth the read.
I plan to read others by this author.
Yes, the second half of the book is much better, very moving. Gave me much to think about.