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Kay Bratt is a child advocate and author of the books Train to Nowhere, Chasing China, The Bridge, A Thread Unbroken, and the acclaimed memoir of the years she spent working in Chinese orphanages, Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage. She has actively volunteered for several nonprofit organizations, including An Orphan’s Wish (AOW) and the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for abused and neglected children. In China, she was honored with the Pride of the City award for humanitarian work. After living in China for several years, Bratt now resides in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina, with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat.
I plowed through this book which was an honest and sometimes heartbreaking account of the Chinese orphanages. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Sarah K K
This story that is a memoir of the author's time volunteering in an orphanage in China is my favorite of her books, and one of my favorites of all times. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Randal Braxton
No one recommended this book to me, but I recently found a book list of "20 books that will change your life" and THIS one should be on it. Read morePublished 13 days ago by JanneZack
Thank you for writing this story! I want to bring more children into my home after reading this book! Amazing!Published 15 days ago by J. Johnson
I felt that although her cause is most commendable and worthwhile, this book desperately needed a solid editor. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Terry Hill
What a tale of a discouraging lack of empathy for children by the orphanage workers. It was so depressing, but I kept reading because the author was so dedicated to improving the... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Sally Hershiser
I have always wanted to visit an orphanage in China and this books makes you feel like you are really there. What she has written is true and sometimes very heart wrenching. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Debbie Sauer
Interesting to learn of the life of the expat and the character of one who wanted to do something worthwhile.Published 29 days ago by Connie Skiles
I honestly have no idea how she managed to continue her trips to volunteer at the orphanage. I know it was to ensure the children had a chance at better care, but so hard to fight... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Traci Golden