A well-intentioned but clumsy novel tracing the fortunes of a Cambodian girl through the horrors of civil war and the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, based on stories Webber heard during years of volunteer work in refugee camps in Thailand.
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"Mostly engaging, and Webber saves the best for last: Martin Luther King Jr.'s words and cadences moved an entire nation, and he, like the other orators, used his voice for the millions who had none."
Episcopal priest Webber (American to the Backbone: The Life of James W.C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists, 2011) traces America's search for personal freedom through the men and women whose voices still demand our attention.Read full book review >
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