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.
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I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
I don’t remember reading a book like A Journey to Yonder before. It is a mixture of fact, fiction, and poetry. I like the author’s writing style and how she blends prose and poetry to weave a spiritual tale.
The first part of A Journey to Yonder takes place in India and is about a girl’s life of loves and trials, as well as some of the customs of India. When her brother is born deaf, he has to go to another town to go to a good school for the hearing impaired. Her father’s goal is to save enough money to move the family to the U.S. where her brother would get an even better education and the family would be together. That doesn’t work out and she ends up in an abusive marriage with nowhere to turn. It’s a heart-wrenching tale and I had to read the end of that section twice because I couldn’t believe what I was reading.
The second part of the book tells of some of the horrors women in India can endure. I knew some things about India’s culture, such as arranged marriages but I had no idea how women are treated.
The last part of the book is inspirational and is about faith and hope. Despite all she faced in the past, she knows that putting faith in God can heal us and that we’ll never be alone.
Although this isn’t the type of book I usually read, I’m glad I chose to read A Journey to Yonder. It is inspiring and full of beautiful poetry and I always enjoy learning about other cultures.
About the Author
Nidhi Kaur is the author of My Wedding with Truth, a collection of inspirational poetry. After discovering the healing power of the written word, Kaur began exploring the power of the divine through her poems.
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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