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Roberta Gately

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Boston, MA, The United States



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A nurse, humanitarian aid worker, and writer, Roberta Gately has served in third-world war zones ranging from Africa to Afghanistan. She has written extensively on the subject of refugees for the Journal of Emergency Nursing, as well as a series of articles for the BBC World News Online. She speaks regularly on the plight of the world’s refugees and displaced.

Average rating: 3.56 · 1,003 ratings · 222 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
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April 2012, Roberta Gately
" What Readers want to know... SS: How would you describe perfect happiness? RG: Happiness doesn't have to be perfect.  I am happiest working long days with refugees but at the end of those days, I am often hot, sweaty, tired and desperate for a bubble bat..." ...More

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Roberta Gately Roberta Gately said: "A brilliant read - velvety smooth descriptions - just beautiful! finished it long ago and have read too many to list. Currently reading Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo" - love it! "


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date: July 06, 2010 07:00PM
location: Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, The United States
description: Join us for a Reading & Signing at the Brookline Booksmith in Coolidge Corner starting at 7pm followed by a party at 8pm with appetizers and cash bar at Khao Sarn (250 Harvard Street, Brookline) sponsored by Grub Street. Bring a copy of your receipt from buying the book at the Booksmith and you get a free drink per book.

This is the last Massachusetts event for the novel this summer. Friends, tag-alongs, strangers, etc. are all welcome.

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“‎Lipstick is really magical. It holds more than a waxy bit of color - it holds the promise of a brilliant smile, a brilliant day, both literally and figuratively.”
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