Strangers and Sojourners: A Novel Book Summary and Study Guide

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"Strangers and Sojourners" is the first novel in Michael D. O'Brien's series "Children of the Last Days." This novel introduces the Delaney family, touching on four generations, some seventy years. It tells how Anne Ashton from Britain and Steve Delaney from Ireland meet in Northwest Canada, fall in love, and raise a family, children and grandchildren. Disturbing trends develop in their society similar to equally disturbing things we see in our own societies.
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Strangers and Sojourners tells a fascinating story of interesting and courageous people who try to make a difference. O'Brien, a master at dialog and crisp narration, brings the reader to understand the Delaneys and see that they are fighting a losing battle. The novel ends with their society similar to our own English-speaking societies. The other novels in the series carries this society and government, step by logical step, beyond where we are now until the Delaneys are confronted by a totalitarian state bent on one-world government. The up-and-coming charismatic leader is already a rising star in Europe. The governments who will form the union want to promote a state-sponsored, one-world religion that all peoples have to accept. The society and government already support politically correct thinking on abortion, homosexual life style, and the irrelevance of Christianity. This brings great pressure to the Delaneys.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   religious issues Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   long lived adults Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () The Americas (not US):    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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