A deeply personal chronicle of human suffering and sinister global politics...featuring orphaned children and devoted adults whose courage will inspire even the most skeptical. -Chicago Tribune
Melissa Fay Greene is the author of Praying for Sheetrock, The Temple Bombing, and Last Man Out. Two of her books have been finalists for the National Book Award. She has written for the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Good Housekeeping, Newsweek, Life, Reader's Digest, Redbook, Salon, and others. She and her husband, Don Samuel, have seven children, including two adopted from Ethiopia, and are in the process of adopting two more. She lives in Atlanta.
"Greene's nuanced portrait of this heroine places Teferra at the center of a global crisis but never loses its focus on the innocent victims." --People (four stars, Critic's Choice) "A powerful story--by turns sad, politically infuriating, and inspiring--and Greene brings her formidable intelligence and eloquence to the telling. Grade: A" --Entertainment Weekly (EW Pick) "Elegant and profoundly evocative writing...as much a call-to-arms as a narrative account of one woman's struggle to fight the disease." --Washington Post "A truly inspiring book...gripping and heartfelt...This is a story not to be missed." --Christian Science Monitor "A deeply personal chronicle of human suffering and sinister global politics...featuring orphaned children and devoted adults whose courage will inspire even the most skeptical." --Chicago Tribune