In The Land Of Shiva: A Memoir

by O'Hara, James
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
ISBN: 9780991241606

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A Memoir of Seven Years in India and Nepal

First Place Award Writer's Digest, Gold Medal Award Independent Publishers

After years as a math instructor in the American Midwest, Brother Jim, along with three companions, is sent to India as head of the group to establish a branch of their religious order there. Struggling with challenges from an uncooperative government, inept local bishops, and the vagaries of a complex culture, Brother Jim nevertheless discovers both the charm of the Indian subcontinent and what is important to his soul.

Ultimately, he must choose between his decades-long faith and his growing realization that he no longer needs the confines of religion.

Walk the backstreets of Delhi and Kathmandu and the hallways of a religious house in this most unusual memoir set in the 80s.

From reader reviews:

"Riveting" "Light humor and deep wisdom" "A poignant and often amusing true adventure story" "Could not put it down" "A gifted storyteller" "A cinema-like realism" "Explodes with the tastes, sounds, smells of India" "A coming of age story for any age and any soul"

  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Author: O'Hara, James
  • ISBN: 9780991241606
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 8.50 x 0.73
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • Publication Year: 2014

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