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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,512 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melissa Fay Greene Narrator: Julie Fain Lawrence Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN: 9781598873566
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Needing to share her love, this grieving Ethiopian mother took in two children, AIDS orphans, with nowhere to go. Then she took in more. Hear this astonishing portrait of a woman fighting a continent-wide epidemic. An American Library Association notable. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali | 2/17/2014

    " There Is No Me Without You tells the story of Haregewoin Teferra, an Ethiopian woman who lost her daughter and husband to AIDS, and then turned around and became a foster mother to one, two, ten, fifty, eighty children. Her home evolved into an orphanage and she began helping families from the US and Europe to adopt her beloved children. It then tells the stories of families who have adopted from Ethiopia--their lives back in the US, and the connections that these unique families make to one another. The author and her husband later became adoptive parents to several Ethiopian children (now mostly teens). Most of her kids are adolescents or fully grown now, and she has a website connected to the book--and serves as a starting point for families interested in adopting from Ethiopia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/1/2014

    " I'm having a hard time reviewing this book because it's now in my top ten and I want EVERYONE to run out and buy it/borrow it/steal it. Do what you have to. Just read this book now! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Summer | 1/31/2014

    " So glad I read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitney Hall | 1/25/2014

    " A little dry/slow at times but still worth reading. A true story about an Ethiopian woman in Addis who ends up turning her house into an orphanage unintentionally after her daughter dies and homeless children start showing up at her door. She learns that a majority of the children have been orphaned by AIDS and some are HIV positive as well. I liked it because Greene doesn't try to make her sound like Jesus or invincible...she's a real person and there are real problems and complications along the way. I also had no idea that Ethiopia didn't have access to ARVs until 2006. Like many other countries in Africa, people are only allowed access to ARVS once they develop full blown AIDS (a CD-4 below 200). The book gives a good history of HIV as well as the development of ARVs. Mostly the book clues people in to the huge death toll and the many orphaned children the country has faced because of greedy drug companies and patents that kill people by denying the poor (and the African) access to treatment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lora | 1/22/2014

    " Vivid, emotional, and informative. If you would like a copy, I'll gladly loan you mine. Strongly encourage others to read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 1/10/2014

    " This was the first book we read in preparing to adopt from Ethiopia. It is the story about one of the first people to embrace Ethiopia's orphans regardless of their diseases or background. It also has some amazing statistics about the AIDS pandemic throughout the world and how we got to where we are today. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/7/2014

    " I learned so much about AIDS, Ethiopia, pharmaceutical companies, patents, government policies and more. Yet, I also laughed at bits. A highly recommended read -- a long book, but worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 1/2/2014

    " An enlightening book that is compellingly written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karlene | 12/5/2013

    " So beautiful. chapters flip back and forth from the story (true story) to the history of AIDS in Africa, theories, politics of HIV etc. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renee Martin | 11/29/2013

    " Not the best constructed book, but follows the inquiring mind of the author through the pandemic of Aids in Ethiopia, the resulting orphaning of millions of children and the joy and rebuilding that can come through adoption. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ms. Lindsay Lyon | 11/28/2013

    " Loved it! I learned so much about orphans in Ethiopia, and the process by which foreigners began adopting kids. Super inspiring and educational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 11/27/2013

    " I enjoyed learning more about a country and an epidemic I didn't know much about. I always like reading non-fiction about modern-day heros and the main character is no exception although altogether human as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheylynn | 11/24/2013

    " Long but a very good read. Worth the effort. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 6/30/2012

    " This is an awesome book to read before or after Cutting for Stone. I listened to this book on my iPod. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/10/2012

    " Amazing book about about the AIDS crisis in Ethiopia and one woman who steps up to care for the innumerable orphans when no one else will. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Upstatemamma | 11/10/2011

    " This was an excellent book. It taught me so much about the people and culture of Ethiopia. Although, I would clarify that it is not one woman's odyssey to rescue Africa's children - simply Ethiopia's children. I also learned some pretty interesting theories about the origins of AIDS. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 9/2/2011

    " A whole new perspective on the AIDS crisis in Africa -- and a well-told story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alana | 7/1/2011

    " Loved this book. Haregewoin is a person of such great compassion and selflessness. Reading the stories of adopted children at the end of the book made my heart swell with happiness. Loved it through and through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 6/18/2011

    " This was a great book and I would recommend it to everyone, not just people who are adopting or interested in adopting. It is very interesting and educational, regarding the AIDS epidemic in Africa and the lack of care. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 5/15/2011

    " A must read to understand the plight of the children in Africa who have been orphaned by AIDS. Be careful, you'll want to adopt one of these adorable kids by the time you're done reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/17/2011

    " Amazing. I'm so glad I read this. Thanks for the recommendation, Summer! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheylynn | 2/14/2011

    " Long but a very good read. Worth the effort. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/8/2011

    " I enjoyed learning more about a country and an epidemic I didn't know much about. I always like reading non-fiction about modern-day heros and the main character is no exception although altogether human as well. "

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