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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Thebarge Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2013 ISBN: 9781621882275
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A girl scarred by her past. A refugee mother uncertain of her future. Five little girls who brought them together.
After nearly dying of breast cancer in her twenties, Sarah Thebarge fled her successful career, her Ivy League education, and a failed relationship on the East Coast and started over in Portland, Oregon. She was hoping to quietly pick up the pieces of her broken life, but instead she met Hadhi and her daughters, and set out on an adventure she’d never anticipated.
Hadhi was fighting battles of her own. A Somali refugee abandoned by her husband, she was struggling to raise five young daughters in a culture she didn’t understand. When their worlds collided, Hadhi and the girls were on the brink of starvation in their own home, “invisible” in a neighborhood of strangers. As Sarah helped Hadhi and the girls navigate American life, her outreach to the family became a source of courage and a lifeline for herself.
Poignant, and at times shattering, Sarah Thebarge’s riveting memoir invites listeners into her story, finding connection, love, and redemption in the most unexpected places.
This audio book contains adult language.
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Quotes & Awards

  • "After surviving breast cancer and the terrible treatment necessary to eradicate it, the author moved across the country to start a new life. There, she met, by happenstance, a Somali woman struggling to raise five daughters in an alien country. Thebarge decided to help them. These are the girls of the title. Narrator Kirsten Potter has an assured, gentle voice that captures the essence of the book and propels it forward. She enunciates the author's message and gives it the gravitas it deserves without becoming maudlin. Potter tries her hand at portraying some characters, but mostly she's content to use her voice as a subtle force that accentuates the nuances of the story while reminding us that this is an extraordinary tale. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine
  • “Honest, enlightening, heart-touching…It’s a vibrant and authentic story of loss, disenchantment, discovery, and a reawakening of faith and hope.”

    Randy Alcorn, New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Resolution for Men

  • “Wonderfully written, the book will have you staring through it, into a world that seems to have been made new.”

    Don Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz

  • “Intertwining her own excruciating story of loss and rejection with the stirring story of a family of Somali refugees, The Invisible Girls is a testament to unwavering tenacity, resilient faith, and ineffable grace.”

    Karen Spears Zacharias, author of The Silence of Mockingbirds

  • “Beautiful writer, beautiful book.”

    Susan E. Isaacs, author of Angry Conversations with God

  • “A raw, honest, and powerful witness of the dangerous mercy of God…Her story will humble you and inspire you.”

    Rick McKinley, lead pastor at Imago Dei Community in Portland, Oregon, and author of A Kingdom Called Desire

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About the Author

Sarah Thebarge is a speaker and author. She earned a masters degree in Medical Science from Yale School of Medicine and was studying Journalism at Columbia University when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age twenty-seven. Sarah’s writing has appeared in Christianity Today, Relevant, Raysd, and Just Between Us, among many others. Her writing for Christianity Today earned her an Award of Excellence from the National Evangelical Press Association. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

About the Narrator

Kirsten Potter, who graduated with highest honors from Boston University, has narrated numerous audiobooks and has performed for television and in theaters across the country. She has won several awards, including more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her work has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and by AudioFile magazine, among many others. She has alsoperformed on stage, film, and television, including roles on Medium, Bones, and Judging Amy.