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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:
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The National Book award finalist puts a human face on the AIDS crisis in Africa with this account of an Ethiopian widow who welcomed over sixty AIDS orphaned children into her home, caring for them and helping to place them with new families.

A powerful and ongoing story of hope in the face of despair, it is at its heart simply about children and parents, wherever they may be and however they may find each other.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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