A DIFFERENT SUN, Elaine Neil Orr

The extraordinary journey of a young missionary couple, Emma and Henry Bowen, takes them from the antebellum South to Africa, where their marriage and faith will be tested.  Debut novelist Elaine Neil Orr, a professor of literature and herself the daughter of missionaries born in Nigeria, reveals a breathtaking level of craft and a language all her own.  (Berkley/Penguin, 2013)