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By Gail Gutradt

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A fantastically advised, inspiring actual tale of 1 woman’s volunteer studies at an orphanage in rural Cambodia—a publication that embodies the assumption that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can conquer even the main fearsome of obstacles.

Gail Gutradt used to be at a crossroads in her lifestyles while she realized of the Wat Opot Children’s neighborhood. all started with simply fifty cash within the pocket of Wayne Dale Matthysse, a former Marine Corps medic in Vietnam, Wat Opot, a temple advanced nestled between Cambodia’s verdant rice paddies, used to be a haunted scrubland that turned a spot of therapeutic and respite the place childrens with or orphaned by means of HIV/AIDS may dwell open air of worry or judgment, and discover a new family—a position that Gutradt calls “a workshop for souls.”

Disarming, humorous, deeply relocating, In a Rocket made from Ice gathers the tales of kids stored and altered by means of this very particular position, and of 1 woman’s transformation in attempting to aid them. With wry perceptiveness and wonderful humanity and humor, this brave, superb, and evocative memoir etches the folks of Wat Opot ceaselessly in your heart.

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About the Author-
Gail Gutradt has volunteered on the Wat Opot Children's group in Cambodia due to the fact that 2005. Her tales, articles, and poems have seemed within the Japan-based Kyoto magazine, in addition to within the Utne Reader and Ashé magazine. Her first Kyoto magazine article, "The issues We've passed through Together," used to be nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Bar Harbor, Maine.

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