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Book Discussion - "Invisible Girls" - Sarah Thebarge

Event Type: Book Discussion
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 8/3/2016
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Description:
 After nearly dying of breast cancer in her twenties, Sarah Thebarge fled her successful career, her Ivy League education, and a failed relationship, and moved nearly 3,000 miles from the East Coast to Portland, Oregon, hoping to quietly pick up the pieces of her broken life. Instead, a chance encounter on the train with a family of Somali refugees swept her into an adventure that changed all of their lives.

Half a world away from Somalia, Hadhi was fighting battles of her own. Abandoned by her husband, she was struggling to raise five young daughters in a culture she didn't understand. When their worlds collide with Sarah's, Hadhi and the girls were on the brink of starvation in their own home, "invisible" in a neighborhood of strangers. As Sarah helped Hadhi and the girls navigate American life, her unexpected outreach to the family became both a source of courage and a lifeline for herself. Amazon
Library: McClay Branch    Map
Location: MY Meeting Room A & B
Other Information:
 Please pick up a copy of the book at the reference desk. Courtesy of THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY.
Status: Closed


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