Worlds Apart: A Third Culture Kid’s Journey

Worlds Apart © 2017 Doorlight Publications tells the captivating story of Marilyn Gardner’s childhood as a ‘third culture kid’, raised by her Christian, American missionary parents in the heart of Pakistan. Gardner’s eloquent story of the trials, tribulations, and lessons of growing up as a bridge between these rich cultures serves as an important lens through which Americans and Pakistanis can learn more about one another and their important long-term partnership in a time when the gap between the two nations seems to be growing ever larger…. Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University, Washington, D.C

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“Every one of us has been at some point between two worlds, be they faith and loss of faith, joy and sorrow, birth and death. Between Worlds is a luminous guide for connecting—and healing—worlds.”

Cathy Romeo – co-author of Ended Beginnings: Healing Childbirth Losses

Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging

Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging © Doorlight Publications 2014 “In the hall of an old Inn by the ocean is a sign that reads ‘Home is Where Our Story Begins.’ But if home is where our story begins, what happens when we can’t go back?” Between Worlds will resonate with those who have lived outside of their passport country, as well as those who have not. These essays explore the rootlessness and grief as well as the unexpected moments of humor and joy that are a part of living between two worlds. Between Worlds charts a journey between the cultures of East and West, the comfort of being surrounded by loved ones and familiar places, and the loneliness of not belonging.

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What a Woman is Worth

Essay: “Relentless Pursuit”

“The question of our worth lies at the root of so many things that hold us back in shame, fear, or doubt. This book is a brave ‘I’ll go first,’ inspiring all who read it to take important steps forward into freedom.” — Kristen Howerton, Professor of Psychology, Vanguard University

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