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Silent Tears

(2008)
A Journey of Hope In a Chinese Orphanage
A non fiction book by

 
When her family relocated to rural China in 2003, Kay Bratt was thrust into a new world, one where boys were considered more valuable than girls and poverty and the one-child policy had created an epidemic of abandoned infants. As a volunteer at a local orphanage, Bratt witnessed conditions that were unfathomable to a middle-class mother of two from South Carolina.

Based on Bratt's diary of her four years at the orphanage, Silent Tears offers a searing account of young lives rendered disposable. In the face of an implacable system, Bratt found ways to work within (and around) the rules to make a better future for the children, whom she came to love. The book offers no easy answers.

While often painful in its clear-sightedness, Silent Tears balances the sadness and struggles of life in the orphanage with moments of joy, optimism, faith, and victory. It is the story of hundreds of children - and of one woman who never planned on becoming a hero but became one anyway.

 
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Used availability for Kay Bratt's Silent Tears


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Paperback Editions

November 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage
Author(s): Kay Bratt
ISBN: 0-547-74496-X / 978-0-547-74496-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Silent Tears: A Journey Of Hope In A Chinese Orphanage
Author(s): Kay Bratt
ISBN: 0-9825550-0-8 / 978-0-9825550-0-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Silent Tears: A Journey Of Hope In A Chinese Orphanage
Author(s): Kay Bratt
ISBN: 1-4382-3816-9 / 978-1-4382-3816-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2015 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage
Author(s): Kay Bratt
ISBN: 1-5113-3244-1 / 978-1-5113-3244-6
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2012 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage
Author(s): Kay Bratt
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

November 2012 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage
Author(s): Kay Bratt
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2012 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope In a Chinese Orphanage
Author(s): Kay Bratt
ISBN: 1-4692-4284-2 / 978-1-4692-4284-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage
Author(s): Kay Bratt
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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