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Brick by Brick: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere

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After a twenty-five-year career spent fighting for women's rights around the globe at the expense of time with her family, Karen Sherman looked around and realized she didn't really know her children and felt little connection to her husband. With her world--work, marriage, family--crashing down, she made the rash decision to move to Rwanda with her three sons, an ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published January 8th 2020 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Eve
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate to get an advanced review copy of this book which is Sherman's first venture into authorhood. The book takes place in a pretty wide array of places -some of which are familiar to me (suburban DC) and others that are truly a world away - Sudan and Rwanda. Her story is woven in among the stories of many other women she has known during her 30 year career working with those who have truly survived the worst that life can throw at a person - genocide, rape, abuse, abandonment - and ...more
Jill Dobbe
Nov 22, 2019 rated it liked it
The author is a humanitarian worker for the rights of women in marginalized situations who often put her family second and her work first. Tired of living so far away and missing a lot of her sons' lives, she decides to move her three boys with her to Rwanda.

The author is ambivalent about her marriage and is also torn about continuing to work in her field. Her work takes her into difficult situations where she is constantly on the road and away from her boys. At times, she wonders if all her
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Lisa
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A journey like no other! With unflinching honesty, bad-ass mom and life-long women’s rights activist Karen Sherman maps her journey, and the stories of those she’s met along the way, through the highest questions of modern womanhood: Beauty, regret, connection, sacrifice, survivorship, and choice. From suburban dinner parties to rapid-fire war zones, long-since abandoned adolescent memories to tallest peak in Africa, this page-turning read charts emotional landscapes that connect women ...more
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Eve
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I was fortunate to get an advanced review copy of this book which is Sherman's first venture into authorhood. The book takes place in a pretty wide array of places -some of which are familiar to me (suburban DC) and others that are truly a world away - Sudan and Rwanda. Her story is woven in among the stories of many other women she has known during her 30 year career working with those who have truly survived the worst that life can throw at a person - genocide, rape, abuse, abandonment - and ...more
Jill Dobbe
Oct 11, 2019 rated it liked it
The author is a humanitarian worker for the rights of women in marginalized situations who often put her family second and her work first. Tired of living so far away and missing a lot of her sons' lives, she decides to move her three boys with her to Rwanda.

The author is ambivalent about her marriage and is also torn about continuing to work in her field. Her work takes her into difficult situations where she is constantly on the road and away from her boys. At times, she wonders if all her
...more
Lisa
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A journey like no other! With unflinching honesty, bad-ass mom and life-long women’s rights activist Karen Sherman maps her journey, and the stories of those she’s met along the way, through the highest questions of modern womanhood: Beauty, regret, connection, sacrifice, survivorship, and choice. From suburban dinner parties to rapid-fire war zones, long-since abandoned adolescent memories to tallest peak in Africa, this page-turning read charts emotional landscapes that connect women ...more
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