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Macburnie King in Soul Mates ".Real Love Knows No Boundaries! " a Novel to End World Hunger (Special 2 Books in 1 Edition)

Ballard, John

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ISBN 10: 0932279066 / ISBN 13: 9780932279064
Published by World Citizens, Mill Valley, CA, 1998
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Good Book. 8vo-over 7?-9?" tall. "With Special Message from Mother Teresa and The Gandhi Foundation." 345/120 pages. X-LIBRARY. One library stamp on title page which has been marked out. Boards have some wear, labels, sticker. Special 2 books in 1 Edition. Includes the true roots of Indian culture, karma, dharma, mantras & yantras, movies, music, fashion & dance; Gandhi's youth & over 200 photos. Clean text, pages tightly bound. boards have some wear, light soiling on the outer page edges. Bookseller Inventory # 052895

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Title: Macburnie King in Soul Mates ".Real Love ...

Publisher: World Citizens, Mill Valley, CA

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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Grade 9 UpATeenager MacBurnie King has a strong social conscience and cannot ignore problems when she believes she can do something about them. This is why she encourages her class to "adopt" a young boy in India. She becomes wrapped up in Suneet's life and learning about his culture. When the child's letters suddenly stop, she decides to find a way to India to find him herself. Three months later, MacB and her father have experienced India as few tourists do. Working in a mission, fighting caste-related injustices, and struggling through a monsoon, MacB is continually introduced to new ideas and ways of life. This book holds nothing back. It shows the beauty and the struggles of this complicated world in the same paragraph. Death is seen through the eyes of someone who is used to TV violence and hunger being the mild rumble felt before a meal. Soulmates encourages reader activism and support of organizations that fight hunger. Although the plot is sometimes didactic, there are moments of true adventure and excitement. The people all come across as teachers and examples of Indian life rather than fully developed characters; there is little insight into even MacB's motivations. Still, this is a useful addition to a study of this country and a good read for anyone interested in investigating a new culture. The book includes a nonfiction guide, India Revealed!, although the story conveys much of the same information.ATracey Firestone, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY
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