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A Place to Call Home: The Amazing Success Story of Modern Orphanages

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Jamie Foxx, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Angelina Jolie: These are just a few of the famous faces who have gotten involved in the world crisis of homeless children. What is in the best interests of the child is once again a hot topic, and finally, with a twist. Orphanages are becoming part of the discussion again, but in a modern-day form.

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Hardcover, 280 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Prometheus Books
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Tami Boesiger
Jul 21, 2015 Tami Boesiger rated it liked it
An interesting and informative commentary on residential education facilities. I found the author's personal story line woven throughout to be somewhat distracting, but it did provide an example of the many ways REFs can help families.
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Nov 15, 2008 Amber rated it it was ok
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This book lacks focus. It is supposed to be about orphanages, but it is mostly about free boarding schools for poor kids. Also, what was up with the story line about the author and her son? It had no place in this book. A good editor should have sorted this mess out.
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Jul 07, 2008 Edward rated it it was amazing
Definitely worth a read if only to rethink what you know about residential education facilities, a.k.a. orphanages. Touched my heart and made me assign reading to my wife for the first time in our marriage.
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Martha Carr is the author of five books and has written a weekly, nationally syndicated column on politics, faith, national interest topics and life in general. Her newest in the Wallis Jones series is The Keeper. The 3rd in the series, The Circle will be out in December, 2015. Look for The Legacy, 4th in the series next spring. Wallis Jones returns in The Keeper, the second book in the Wallis Jon ...more
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