This sequel to Marilyn Gardner's Between Worlds probes deeply into the journey that forms a third culture kid’s identity. Gardner weaves together memories of joy and pain, close friendships and loneliness in a compelling portrait of an international childhood. From the close quarters of boarding school, to the strangeness of furloughs in her parents’ native Massachusetts, Worlds Apart is an honest and moving portrayal of a young girl’s struggles with faith, friendship, and belonging. The book offers an inspiring model for other third culture kids seeking to make sense of their unique experience, and the final chapter brings together many practical resources to help TCKs navigate their own journey.
"This is a book that shows the complications of a challenging childhood, the healing power of a faithful life, and the precious gifts Third Culture Kids are to the world." Rachel Pieh Jones, from the Foreword
"Part spiritual reflection, part childhood reminiscence and part travelogue, Marilyn’s book will be especially welcomed by those trying to make sense of their own personal stories, especially if they involve transitions across multiple cultures and geographic locations." Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, author of The Dust of Kandahar and Some Far and Distant Place
Worlds Apart incorporates material previously published by Doorlight Publications under the title Passages Through Pakistan.
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|Edition description:||Previously Titled Passages Through Pakistan ed.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Massachusetts, where she works as a public health nurse with underserved immigrant communities.
Rachel Pieh Jones lives in Djibouti with her husband and three children. She has written for the New York Times, Runners World, Brain Child, and Longreads.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Rachel Pieh Jones
Introduction. Third culture kids and identity formation
Prologue. Suddenly my story all made sense
Ocean Voyages. Family stories, memory and faith formation
Rail Journeys. Separation, homesickness, and finding God in a bunk bed
Tonga Rides. Pakistani women's worlds, family outings, and learning to deceive
Bus Trips. Coming of age moments, and growing faith in the shadows
Love of Flying. Dragon skin, longing for home, and frozen sadness
Going Home. When memories flood back
Mapping Your TCK Journey. Creative ideas to help a TCK make sense of her journey
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