An epic novel set in the rugged interior of British Columbia, the
first volume of a trilogy which traces the lives of four
generations of a family of exiles. Beginning in 1900, and
concluding with the climactic events leading up to the
Millennium, the series follows Anne and Stephen Delaney and their
descendants as they live through the tumultuous events of this
Anne is a highly educated Englishwoman who arrives in British
Columbia at the end of the First World War. Raised in a family of
spiritualists and Fabian socialists, she has fled civilization in
search of adventure. She meets and eventually marries a
trapper-homesteader, an Irish immigrant who is fleeing the
troubles" in his own violent past.
This is a story about the gradual movement of souls
from despair and unbelief to faith, hope, and love, about the
psychology of perception, and about the ultimate questions of
life, death and the mystery of being.
Interwoven with scenes from Ireland, England, Poland, Russia, and
Belgium during the War, Strangers and Sojourners is a tale of the
extraordinary hidden within the ordinary. It is about courage and
fear, and the triumph of the human spirit.
"O'Brien is a superior spiritual story teller worthy to join the
ranks of Flannery O'Connor, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, and C.
S. Lewis. No novel since Dostoyevski has nourished my soul like
Strangers and Sojourners." --Peter Kreeft
Sewn Softcover, 573 Pages