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Flight 785 is bound for London and Brussels, but its passengers are destined to arrive at an unexpected destination. Theirs is a journey that will continue until they each find their true home and, in the process, uncover their innermost being. Written by Naomi Gladish Smith, The Arrivals will intrigue readers from all walks of life and faiths and provoke discussion. We follow a small group of travelers---a husband and wife on their way to Ireland, a young woman beginning a fellowship at a prestigious British university, business people on their way to various conferences and meetings in Brussels, a minister coming to terms with his wife's desertion and his own fading faith, a small boy going to meet his mother in London---as they slowly unravel the mystery of the afterlife and learn that home is truly where the heart is.
A "Swedenborgian" novel, The Arrivals is the first full-length work of fiction ever published by Chrysalis Books and the first published by the Swedenborg Foundation in fifty years. "Questions for Discussion" are provided for reading groups. Naomi Gladish Smith has written numerous essays and short stories that have been published in the annual anthology The Chrysalis Reader, The Christian Science Monitor, and Interludes Magazine. Her first work of fiction, Buried Remembrance, was a best-selling mystery novel.Features:
"Smith's vision is extremely imaginative and ennobling."---David Michael Kaplan, author of Comfort
"Sobering, provocative, and thoroughly entertaining, . . . Puts a new spin on what might happen when you reach St. Peter's Gate." ---Barbara Shoup, author of Faithful Women
"This beautiful novel is an articulately written story with luminous moments that offer deep insights into the mysteries of love, life, and beyond."---Alexis Masters, author of Faithful Women
Paperback: 338 pages
Publisher: Chrysalis Books (2004)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: .6 Kg