The Left-Handed Spirit is the story of a young woman's journey to China. Mariana is an orphan in ancient Rome during the reign of Marcus Aurelius. She is raised by the loving family of Marianus, who trains her in his very unfeminine craft of goldsmithing. After her adoptive mother dies of dysentery, Mariana, still feverish with illness, is visited by spirits. Word of this phenomenon spreads throughout Rome, even reaching the emperor's ears. Marcus Aurelius sends for Mariana to investigate the ph The Left-Handed Spirit is the story of a young woman's journey to China. Ruth Nichols hints at the idea of reincarnation throughout the book and especially at the end when Mariana is reunited with the spirit of Paulus. I cannot understand why this book is shelved with the children's books at the library. Perhaps only because Nichols wrote two other children's adventure books.
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Ruth Nichols was born in Toronto. At age 18 she wrote her first novel to be published, A Walk Out of the World. That young-adult fantasy was published by Longmans in Canada and Harcourt Brace in America with illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman, when Nichols was 20 or 2. .Hyman – CLA Book of the Year. Song of the Pearl (1976). The Left-Handed Spirit (1978). The Burning of the Rose (1990). What Dangers Deep: a story of Philip Sydney (1992).
Find nearly any book by Ruth Nichols. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. The Left-Handed Spirit. ISBN 9780689501203 (978-0-689-50120-3) Hardcover, Atheneum, 1978. Find signed collectible books: 'The Left-Handed Spirit'. The Marrow of the World. ISBN 9780770509071 (978-0-7705-0907-1) Hardcover, Macmillan of Canada, 1972.
Joanna Ruth Nichols (born March 4, 1948) is a Canadian writer of fiction for children and young adults, primarily historical fiction and historical fantasy. YouTube Encyclopedic. 1/1. Views: 404. David Essel - Positive Thinking Will Never Change Your Life on Provocative Enlightenment. The Marrow of the World (1972), illus. Five of her books are catalogued by ISFDB, all as novels. A Walk Out of the World alone is tagged for content, young-adult fantasy (but others may be unexamined). Ruth Nichols – Summary Bibliography".
The Left-Handed Spirit. It is possible that I might have thought more highly of the book had I not read "A Walk Out of the World" first.
Canadian author Ruth Nichols is primarily known for her compelling juvenile fantasies involving various psychological and physical quests that lead the characters to a better understanding of good and evil. Nichols’ books often feature a heroine attempting to bring together various elements of her identity. At age 18 Nichols wrote a draft of what became her first published children’s book, A Walk Out of the World (1969). Her adult novel Ceremony of Innocence was also published in 1969. Nichols’ other children’s books, Song of the Pearl (1976) and The Left-Handed Spirit (1978), have been both praised and criticized for their complexity and mature nature. The author turned to writing historical novels in the 1990s, publishing The Burning of the Rose (1990) and What Dangers Deep (1992). 1978) A novel by Ruth Nichols. Because of her gift of healing, received from the god Apollo, a young Roman woman named Mariana is kidnapped by the Chinese ambassador and carried off to a China threatened by Civil War. Used availability for Ruth Nichols's The Left-Handed Spirit.
Joanna Ruth Nichols (b. March 4, 1948 in Toronto) is a Canadian author, primarily of children's literature and historical fiction. She wrote her first published novel, "A Walk Out of the World", at age 18. Education. Nichols received her . in religious studies from the University of British Columbia, and her . in 1977, both from McMaster University. She lectured for several years at Carleton University in Ottawa.