This first novel is a coming of age tale, told in the first person. Anna is brought up in a strict religious family near the North Carolina coast. She absorbs most of the lessons of her upbringing, but her family rejects her when she begins dating a Native American student while at UNC-Chapel Hill. Cut loose from her parents, Anna drifts into drinking and then a disastrous marriage. Her teaching career provides her with the opportunity to leave this country for Thailand where she finds inner peace through self-acceptance and forgiveness.
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