Garden of the Lost and Abandoned: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves by Jessica Yu

Garden of the Lost and Abandoned: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Woman and the Children She Saves

The problem by most lights is overwhelming: at least 5,000 children live on the streets of Uganda’s capital city of Kampala. Some forget the names of their villages. The youngest may not know the names of their parents. But Gladys Kalibbala—part journalist, part detective, part Good Samaritan—does not hesitate to dive into difficult or even dangerous situations to aid a ch...

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  • Amy Morgan
    I am giving this book 4 stars mainly because of the story itself. I am not sure if this was translated but the writing for me was not superb so perhaps if it was translated it just did not come over as well as it should have. Having said that, the story of Gladys was many things. It was heroic, hear...
  • M.
    A very hard to read story of the children of Uganda....
  • Alison
    Gladys Kalibbala a woman who does not have a lot of formal education, but has a big heart, and has a drive to keep going, like no other. The author, after having spent time with Gladys, relays these stories about the children that Gladys has help and we get to see the love Gladys has for the childre...
  • Anna
    There are so many painful stories told in this book that it took me a long, long time to get through it. Ultimately though one is left with a feeling of hope. Gladys is a marvelous person. Received this book in a goodreads giveaway.Popsugar 2018: a book by an author of a different ethnicity than you...
  • Ruth Woodman York
    I received this book in a giveaway on Goodreads. It was interesting, heartbreaking, humbling and enjoyable, all rolled into one book. The stories of what one woman, of little means, has done to aid those she doesn't even know, are amazing. The dangers those in other countries face, in just day to da...
  • Reem Mohsen
    Gladys Kalibbala is an amazing woman, using the opportunity to begin writing for a newspaper to begin rescuing lost and abandoned children by seeking out their families or others who will again be able to give these children loving homes. Jessica Yu's account of her years shadowing Gladys and learni...
  • Hayley DeRoche
    I thought this book was interesting, although the garden-as-central-unifying-line connecting the various braids of different children's story was less-than-effective to me, perhaps in part because we never quite see it come to completion. We get a glimmer, though, so I suppose that's something.I fel...
  • BMR, MSW, LSW
    This is the story of a woman who dedicates her life to the lost and abandoned children in her area of Uganda. Amazing, heartbreaking, and sobering to see how marginally some people exist (because they can't afford to really "live"). Children are lost or abandoned for many reasons, all of them desper...
  • Jennifer
    this is a worthwhile read, and i am glad jessica yu has been able to share gladys kalibbala's wonderful story with readers. kalibbala is a journalist in kampala, uganda. in her weekly column for a national newspaper, her focus is on stories of homeless children - in an effort to reunite these kids w...

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