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In a Rocket Made of Ice free pdf A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman's volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia--a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles. Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life when she learned of the Wat Opot Children's Community. Begun with just fifty dollars in the pocket of Wayne Dale Matthysse, a former Marine Corps medic in Vietnam, Wat Opot, a temple complex nestled among Cambodia's verdant rice paddies, was once a haunted scrubland that became a place of healing and respite where children with or orphaned by HIV/AIDS could live outside of fear or judgment, and find a new family--a place that Gutradt calls "a workshop for souls." Disarming, funny, deeply moving, "In a Rocket Made of Ice" gathers the stories of children saved and changed by this very special place, and of one woman's transformation in trying to help them. With wry perceptiveness and stunning humanity and humor, this courageous, surprising, and evocative memoir etches the people of Wat Opot forever on your heart.

About Gail Gutradt

Gail Gutradt has volunteered at the Wat Opot Children's Community in Cambodia since 2005. Her stories, articles, and poems have appeared in the Japan-based "Kyoto Journal, " as well as in the "Utne Reader" and "Ashe Journal." Her first "Kyoto Journal" article, "The Things We've Gone Through Together," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Bar Harbor, Maine.

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Author : Gail Gutradt
Publisher : Thorndike Press
Data Published : 01 November 2014
ISBN : 1410473333
EAN : 9781410473332
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 557 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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