Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
MELISSA FAY GREENE is a journalist and the award-winning author of Praying for Sheetrock, The Temple Bombing, and Last Man Out. She has written for The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and The New York Times Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Newsweek, Redbook, Salon.com, and others. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and children, two of whom were adopted from Ethiopia.