The Mourning of Angels

The Mourning of Angels

by Patricia S. Taylor Edmisten
     
 
To commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the Peace Corps, Taylor Edmisten takes the reader to the heart of the majestic Andes. Young, Jesuit-educated Lydia Schaefer is one of the first from Milwaukee to become a volunteer. The poverty, political violence, and machismo she encounters in Peru force her to question her belief system. It is Rafael Serrano, a mixed

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To commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the Peace Corps, Taylor Edmisten takes the reader to the heart of the majestic Andes. Young, Jesuit-educated Lydia Schaefer is one of the first from Milwaukee to become a volunteer. The poverty, political violence, and machismo she encounters in Peru force her to question her belief system. It is Rafael Serrano, a mixed-race medical doctor, and his mother Teresa, a wise woman and midwife, who teach Lydia about the indomitable spirit of the Andean people. In the mountains of Peru, Lydia endures blows that test her courage and will to live Although she gains wisdom, she sacrifices much before returning home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462810932
Publisher:
Xlibris Corporation
Publication date:
11/26/2001
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
894 KB

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