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A Thousand Flying Things - by Kathryn Brown Ramsperger (Paperback)

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An idealistic humanitarian worker with a decade of field experience arrives in 1991 Southern Sudan hoping to save the world, but will the love of a child and the return of a love from the past end up saving and healing her instead?

Book Synopsis

An idealistic humanitarian worker with a decade of field experience arrives in 1991 Southern Sudan hoping to save the world, but will the love of a child and the return of a love from the past end up saving and healing her instead?

Qasim, charming and cosmopolitan, trying to save his homeland, Lebanon.

Dianna, brilliant and beautiful, trying to save children in Southern Sudan.

The two old flames bump into one another in Nairobi and fall in love again. But they must choose between their work and their love. Can Dianna trust Qasim? Only if she trusts herself.

In the face of cultural barriers, their commitment to family and career, and ongoing war, can they find the strength to stand up for both love and a lasting peace?

Culture shaped them. Love transformed them. Will a child unite them?

Review Quotes

"Beautifully written, a joy to read and highly entertaining in the most wonderful way possible. Kathryn Brown Ramsperger, quite simply, has written a great novel." -Cindy Williams, Actress best known as the co-star of "Laverne and Shirley" & Author of Shirley, I Jest!

"Smart fiction, which speaks in a lyrical voice of love, wisdom, and social justice, containing the same rich themes as its prequel The Shores of Our Souls. Readers will relish the reunion of lovers, Dianna and Qasim, on an international stage fraught with war, hunger, and immigrants. It's a world of instability with one constant-unconditional love. A Thousand Flying Things is an important read, resonating with the difficult choices we are forced to make in today's fragile world." -Johnnie Bernhard, Author of Hannah and Ariela, American University Press Association's 100 Best Books

"Sparks fly, and they aren't coming from the bombs and the wars that plague southern Sudan, but from hungry hearts. A Thousand Flying Things is a beautiful love story. Dianna, a white American Christian, worries about how Qasim's Lebanese Muslim family will accept her, but their differences go deeper. Their relationship is challenged by geography, culture, trust, secrets, career, and the passing of time, exploring intimately how alike we all are despite the many things society claims separate us. At its core, it's a story of a deep commitment that jumps over all cultural barriers and connects two souls in unconditional love. It's a story that grabs and holds you on the journey with its characters until the end." - Author of The Island Sisters, Micki Berthelot Morency

"A sweeping story crossing continents and cultures, A Thousand Flying Things chronicles the long-range aspirations of an American woman teaching children in the thick of war-ravaged southern Sudan. As she searches for the balance between her career's passionate calling and her personal fulfillment, issues of integrity, loyalty, and a love arrested are examined in an enthralling story written with uncanny insight and unparalleled prose. A knowledgeable, resonating novel memorable for its gripping storyline and profound sensitivity, this novel is a riveting, poignant read." -Author of Multi-Award-winning Fiction Claire Fullerton

"Kathryn Ramsperger's beautifully researched novel interrogates the limits of language, challenging the reader to consider what is lost in translation when two cultures collide. This approach to language deepens the reader's understanding of concepts such as love, peace, and freedom, as they transcend what can be expressed in words." -Megan Holt, Ph.D, Executive Director, One Book One New Orleans & Words and Music Literary Festival

"Timeless and Timely! Ramsperger raises the stakes in her compelling second novel, a fast-paced tale that filled me with a sense of urgency and a longing that settled in my chest until I reached the end. It's been 10 years since the couple has seen each other. Will their reunion bring them closer together, or tear them apart for good? The author has lived in the regions she writes about, and her powerful novel holds the capacity to offer hope and healing between people and cultures." -Kathleen M. Rodgers, Author of The Flying Cutterbucks, a 2021 WILLA Literary Award Finalist for Contemporary Fiction

Dimensions (Overall): 9.0 Inches (H) x 6.0 Inches (W) x .77 Inches (D)
Weight: .82 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Sub-Genre: Adoption & Fostering
Genre: Family + Relationships
Number of Pages: 308
Publisher: Touchpoint Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Kathryn Brown Ramsperger
Language: English
Street Date: June 27, 2023
TCIN: 89785149
UPC: 9781956851649
Item Number (DPCI): 247-42-1853
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.77 inches length x 6 inches width x 9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.82 pounds
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