An Ordinary Courage

An Ordinary Courage

Karmel Schreyer


Naomi in Indonesia

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In this much-anticipated third and final installment of the NAOMI series, Naomi is now 17 and living in Lombok, Indonesia, when Islamic extremists bomb the nearby tourist resort of Bali.

Coming on the heels of the 9/11 attacks in the United States, Naomi once again has to struggle with the cultural divide between Asia and the West. This divide is made more personal by her complex relationship with Noor, a young Muslim man.

This book completes the story of Naomi, whose adventures growing up in Japan and Hong Kong have been chronicled in Naomi: the Strawberry Blonde of Pippu Town and A Singing Bird Will Come: Naomi in Hong Kong.

“Schreyer has a good grasp of adolescent character and her portrayal of Naomi’s conflicting feelings is very realistic…” — Winnipeg Free Press

“The book deals with serious issues … with a light touch.” — Asian Review of Books (A Singing Bird Will Come)


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Weight 0.2 kg

About the Author

Karmel Schreyer

Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Karmel Schreyer works as a writer and editor of educational materials for Asian children in Hong Kong. She now lives in Hong Kong with her husband and two children.