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City of Tranquil Light

(2010)
A novel by

 
"What ardent, dazzling souls emerge from these American missionaries in China . . . A beautiful, searing book that leaves an indelible presence in the mind." - Patricia Hampl, author of The Florist's Daughter

Will Kiehn is seemingly destined for life as a humble farmer in the Midwest when, having felt a call from God, he travels to the vast North China Plain in the early twentieth-century. There he is surprised by love and weds a strong and determined fellow missionary, Katherine. They soon find themselves witnesses to the crumbling of a more than two-thousand-year-old dynasty that plunges the country into decades of civil war. As the couple works to improve the lives of the people of Kuang P'ing Ch'eng - City of Tranquil Light, a place they come to love - and face incredible hardship, will their faith and relationship be enough to sustain them?

Told through Will and Katherine's alternating viewpoints - and inspired by the lives of the author's maternal grandparents - City of Tranquil Light is a tender and elegiac portrait of a young marriage set against the backdrop of the shifting face of a beautiful but torn nation. A deeply spiritual book, it shows how those who work to teach others often have the most to learn, and is further evidence that Bo Caldwell writes "vividly and with great historical perspective" (San Jose Mercury News).

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Hardback Editions

February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: City of Tranquil Light (Platinum Readers Circle (Center Point))
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
ISBN: 1-60285-987-6 / 978-1-60285-987-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: City of Tranquil Light: A Novel
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
ISBN: 0-8050-9228-5 / 978-0-8050-9228-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Paperback Editions

October 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: City of Tranquil Light: A Novel
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
ISBN: 0-312-64180-X / 978-0-312-64180-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

September 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: City of Tranquil Light
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
ISBN: 1-4417-6882-3 / 978-1-4417-6882-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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September 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: City of Tranquil Light
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
ISBN: 1-4417-6884-X / 978-1-4417-6884-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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September 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: City of Tranquil Light
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
ISBN: 1-4417-6883-1 / 978-1-4417-6883-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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September 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: City of Tranquil Light: A Novel
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
ISBN: 1-4417-6885-8 / 978-1-4417-6885-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: City of Tranquil Light: A Novel
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: City of Tranquil Light: A Novel
Author(s): Bo Caldwell
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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