About the Author


Char Rutman was born in St. Paul, MN, where she lived for the early part of her life. After six years as an operating room nurse, Rutman married and eventually raised four sons in Duluth, MN. After a short time as a travel agent – having enjoyed travel over much of the world – she went to live in India, where she enjoyed the people and their culture, eventually returning to the US after eighteen years. Indian Odyssey is her story.

Book Summary

From the American Land of 10,000 Lakes to the Indian City of Lakes, Char Rutman’s incredible journey is presented in vibrant colors and filled with local flavor. Indian Odyssey is the compilation of years of author (Char Rutman’s) journaling and diary entries. Begun during her travels, her story comes to us now with the insight offered by looking back on everyday events and realizing that they ahve created an extraordiary life.


Product details

  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Urlink Print & Media, LLC (July 9, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1643670107
  • ISBN-13: 978-1643670102
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.4 x 8.5 inches

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Catherine was a Registered Nurse. Her great love was the Operating Room and her specialties were abdominal and chest surgery. Her home hospital was also a TB sanitarium, so they did about four lung resections per week. When she worked in other hospitals, she was always assigned to chest cases as well as abdominal. She was so proficient that the surgeon never had to ask for an instrument. They were always in his hand. One abdominal surgeon was very fast, knowing his anatomy well and finished his cases with efficiency. One day she and Dr. Mel did seven major abdominal …
While Catherine’s friend, Pauline, was enjoying her visit in Udaipur, India, they often traveled around sight-seeing with Father Eugene. Often, Pauline went looking for a toilet, which Catherine and Father thought odd, since she was a young girl and she seemed to need one far more than they did. One day Catherine took the two down to Lake Pichola to board a boat to take them to the small island of Jag Mandir. There wasn’t much on that island, only an old palace, now vacant but the grounds were well kept, and there now was a lovely outdoor restaurant on …
A few years ago, Catherine decided to go on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Bosnia, a prayer tour to the place where Blessed Virgin Mary was appearing since the 1980s to five visionaries. One day after she had attended Mass, she met the new pastor, Father Eugene. She mentioned to him that she was going to Medjugorje, and he looked at her with a quizzical expression. ‘What is that?’ he asked her. She was astounded and told him. He then said to her, ‘Well, bring me an artifact.’ Catherine was angry and disappointed with this priest. On her pilgrimage she found …

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