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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (656 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kay Bratt Narrator: Shannon McManus Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When her family relocated to rural China in 2003, Kay Bratt was thrust into a new world, one where boys were considered more valuable than girls and poverty and the one-child policy had created an epidemic of abandoned infants. As a volunteer at a local orphanage, Bratt witnessed conditions that were unfathomable to a middle-class mother of two from South Carolina.

Based on Bratt’s diary of her four years at the orphanage, Silent Tears offers a searing account of young lives rendered disposable. In the face of an implacable system, Bratt found ways to work within (and around) the rules to make a better future for the children, whom she came to love. The book offers no easy answers. While often painful in its clear-sightedness, Silent Tears balances the sadness and struggles of life in the orphanage with moments of joy, optimism, faith, and victory. It is the story of hundreds of children—and of one woman who never planned on becoming a hero but became one anyway.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jeni | 2/7/2014

    " I just couldn't get into this book......it was interesting but I couldn't stand all of the horrific thongs happening. I was always sad after reading it and couldn't read it tip the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cathy Stevenson | 2/6/2014

    " sad but inspiring the difference one person can make in a child's life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lena Gordon | 1/22/2014

    " I loved this memoir of a family in China and her experiences in the orphanage. Brings light to cultural differences, and daily goings on of a Chinese orphanage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Victoria | 1/15/2014

    " This is a beautiful story of an American who volunteers in a Chinese orphanage. The conditions of the orphanage in this book are heartbreaking. It is unbelievable how strict Chinese adoption is when there are babies dying everyday because there are too many orphans and too little staff to care for them. This book is a tear jerker and makes you appreciate what you have. "

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