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Love in the Driest Season A Family Memoir

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ISBN-10: 1400081602

ISBN-13: 9781400081608

Edition: 2005

Authors: Neely Tucker

List price: $16.00
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In 1997 foreign correspondent Neely Tucker and his wife, Vita, arrived in Zimbabwe. After witnessing the devastating consequences of AIDS and economic disaster on the country’s children, the couple started volunteering at an orphanage where a critically ill infant, abandoned in a field on the day she was born, was trusted to their care. Within weeks, Chipo, the baby girl whose name means “gift,” would come to mean everything to them. Their decision to adopt her, however, would challenge an unspoken social norm: that foreigners should never adopt Zimbabwean children. Against a background of war, terrorism, disease, and unbearable uncertainty about the future, Chipo’s true story emerges as an…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.20" wide x 7.90" long x 0.66" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

People Like Us
Let's Stay Together
The Girl-Child
Fitting In
"Breathe, Baby, Breathe"
Away from Home
Vital Signs
Mississippi Redux
Children of the Dry Season
Persona Non Grata
Choosing Chipo
The Paper Trail
House of Echoes
Friends and Foes
On the Record
West Toward Home