RIVER OF DUST: a spiritual journey through unknown China for characters and readers alike

River of Dust, Virginina Pye, review courtesy of Read Her Like An Open Book. This sounds interesting.

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River of Dust

River of Dust

By Virginia Pye

Unbridled Books, 2013

Trade paperback published April 14, 2014

256 pages, $16.00

One of the great joys of the reading life is the ability to travel to other times and places, to experience life among other peoples and cultures. Virginia Pye’s River of Dust, though not a joyful novel, offers those pleasures in abundance. River of Dust is a character study of a man of great faith enduring a spiritual crisis, a close examination of the dynamics in a young marriage, a suspenseful missing persons story, and a jaundiced travelogue.

A few years after the Boxer Rebellion of 1898-1900, Reverend John Wesley Watson and his young wife, Grace, have been sent by the church to engage in missionary work in the small Chinese city of Fenchow-fu in the drought-stricken country northwest of Beijing. After making a name for himself building schools, roads, and…

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