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Literary Nonfiction. Asian American Studies. Sarah E. Truman explores a lifelong affinity with Guan Yin in a two-year journey through China filled with unexpected encounters. She portrays China as a country where life is rooted in raw, street-level survival, and where Guan Yin can only be experienced after all concepts, preconceived notions, and spiritual illusions are abandoned. "Sarah Truman's closely observed jaunt in China and Tibet offers some priceless scenes, from trying to hilarious. How lucky she is to be watched over in her travels by the gentle, lively Bodhisattva of Compassion Kwan Yin"—Sandy Boucher, author of Discovering Kwan Yin.


On a journey through China filled with unexpected encounters Sarah Truman searches for the goddess Guan Yin.

About the Author

Sarah E. Truman was born in Brampton, Ontario and graduated from University of Toronto in 1998 with a degree in English Literature and Philosophy. She has worked as an editor and writer for over a decade and published numerous articles and interviews in both Canada and China. In 2002 she won a National Writing Award for a travel piece on China. In 2009 she received an Ontario Arts Council grant for Writers' Work in Progress. ??In recent years, Sarah has worked as a long-haul trucker and a web developer and currently teaches high school English in the United Kingdom. Her hobbies include qi gong, gardening and photography. A Canadian and British citizen, she divides her time between the United Kingdom and Canada 

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Truman, Sarah
White Pine Press
Truman, Sarah E.
Spirituality-Divine Mother, the Goddess, Quan Yin
Travel -- China.
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