Book Title: A Journey to Yonder by Nidhi Kaur
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 130 pages
Genre: Memoir / Poetry
Publisher: Independent (Createspace)
Release date: September 2017
Tour dates: Jan 3 to 19, 2017
Content Rating: R (for explicit sex scenes written poetically and in good taste)
A Journey to Yonder is the tale of one woman’s refusal to allow the challenges of her past to define her present. She grows up with a special needs sibling and loses her childhood home, and we then follow her through an abusive relationship and into the most unforgiving of human trials.
With experiences that leave you feeling so alone, how do you hold on to hope? How do you go on?
Nidhi Kaur’s compelling use of both poetry and prose intimately welcomes readers into this moving story of spiritual rediscovery. Poems are sprinkled throughout the story, guiding readers through intimate and stunning moments of truth. Kaur reminds us that if we offer our trust completely to God, we are never alone.
The author of the spiritual collection of poetry My Wedding with Truth, Nidhi Kaur once again delivers an emotionally enlightened journey through the human heart. Miracles can be seen everywhere in this world, and Kaur helps us remember to keep our eyes open in this riveting story of redemption.
A Journey to Yonder is a young girl's coming-of-age story growing up in India. It is a beautiful narrative that reads like a memoir, scattered with poems; writing propelled by pain and the author's belief that she is writing from her soul.
The story begins with the pre-teen years and the loss the author feels when her deaf brother is transferred to live with relatives so he can get a better education. It continues with the loss of her beloved grandmother and her childhood home. She writes of her first love filled with wonder, joy and pain. She then enters into an abusive marriage. My heart broke for this girl who experienced so much heartache and desperation.
The story is divided into two sections. The second part is like another story, a reawakening, or a rebirth. The girl has renewed strength, a new vision and outlook on life.
A Journey to Yonder is an emotional book. There is abuse and pain but also beauty and strength in the way this girl loved her brother and her first love. Despite the prevalent theme of pain, I found this author's writing pleasant and easy to read. There are two explicit sex scenes that are written poetically.
If you like coming-of-age memoirs, books set in India, or poetry, you will enjoy this heartfelt account of one girl's determination to live a good life despite what she went through.
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A Journey to Yonder combines prose and poetry to explore Kaur’s challenging trails of life and her search for miracles in every moment of time.
Kaur lives in Fremont, California, where she works as a software engineer.
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