In a Rocket Made of Ice

Among the Children of Wat Opot
Product Number: EB00220711
Released: Aug 12, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385353489
Publisher: Vintage
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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.

Author(s): Gail Gutradt
Original Publish Date: Aug 12, 2014

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Author(s): Gail Gutradt
Narrator(s): Lorna Raver
Product Number Z100080351
Released: Aug 12, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780553546446

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