- City of Tranquil Light, a Novel (National Bestseller)
- Bo Caldwell ©2010
- St. Martin’sGriffin,NY
- ISBN 978-0-8050-9228-8
- 283 pp. (ppbk) plus reading group guide, author intro and pictures
For forty years, a young Mennonite couple, Will and Kathryn, who met and married in North China, lived among villagers, met people’s health needs, started a church, orphanage and school and saved hundreds of natives from death while enduring amazing difficulties themselves. This is a story of love, courage, persistence and life in a rapidly changing nation.
Although written as a novel, the story sounds so real readers will feel themselves inChina among Chinese people of various strata. Readers will live through famines, wars, injustices, joys, sorrow, friendships and beauty along with Will and Kathryn.
Eventually, with the Communist take-over, Will and Kathryn must return to Los Angeles where they work for many years with a Chinese-American church. The story ends with Will’s last twenty years without his beloved wife. The last few pages are so beautifully written they feel like the best part of an entire excellent story.