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Author: Carol Off Narrator: Carol Off Publisher: Random House Canada Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2017 ISBN: 9780735274969
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Winner of the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction Finalist for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction Finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction   An incredible work of non-fiction that reads like a thriller, All We Leave Behind is the true story of a family fleeing the death sentence of a ruthless warlord, written by the journalist who broke all her own rules to get them to safety. In 2002, Carol Off and a CBC TV crew encountered an Afghan man with a story to tell. Asad Aryubwal became a key figure in their documentary on the terrible power of thuggish warlords who were working arm in arm with Americans and NATO troops. When Asad publicly exposed the deeds of one of the warlords, General Abdul Rashid Dostum, it set off a chain of events from which there was no turning back. Asad, his wife, Mobina, and their five children had to flee their home.       The family faced an uncertain future. But their dilemma compelled a journalist to cross the lines of disinterested reporting and become deeply involved. Together, they navigated the Byzantine international bureaucracy and the decidedly unwelcoming policies of Stephen Harper's government until the family finally found a new home.      Carol Off's powerful account traces not only one family's journey and fraught attempts to immigrate to a safe place, it also illustrates what happens when a journalist becomes irrevocably caught up in the lives of the people in her story and finds herself unable to leave them behind. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of British Columbia's National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, 2018
  • Among shortlisted titles for Governor General's Literary Award - Nonfiction, 2017
  • Among shortlisted titles for Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize, 2017
  • Nominated for OLA Evergreen Award, 2018
  • Winner of Ontario Historical Society Huguenot Society of Canada Award, 2018
  • Among shortlisted titles for Shaughnessy Cohen Award for Political Writing, 2018

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About the Author

Carol Off is the host of CBC Radio’s As It Happens, the network’s flagship evening radio program covering human interest stories worldwide. With extensive experience in both Canadian and international current affairs, Off has covered conflicts in the Middle East, Haiti, the Balkans and the sub-continent, as well as events in the former Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, the United States and Canada. She reported the fallout from the 9/11 disasters with news features and documentaries from New York, Washington, London, Cairo, and Afghanistan. She has won numerous awards for her CBC television documentaries in Asia, Africa, and Europe and is the author of three previous books, including Bitter Chocolate: Investigating the Dark Side of the World’s Most Seductive Sweet, a finalist for the National Business Book Award and nominated for the prestigious Shaughnessy Cohen Award for Political Writing. She lives in Toronto.