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Footprints in the Dust – Nursing, Survival, Compassion, and Hope with Refugees Around the World Paperback – 7 Apr 2020


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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Pegasus; Reprint edition (7 April 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1643133489
  • ISBN-13: 978-1643133485
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 21 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 667 g
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In this honest account, Gately introduces the harsh realities of life as an aid worker, along with the disappointment of not being able to help everyone in need. A must-read for anyone concerned with the plight of refugees--and that should be all of us.

A powerful memoir. Compassionate, insightful, and honest, Gately's inspiring story is a timely reminder of the bonds we share, those that make us human and far more alike than different.

Roberta Gately's book "Footprints in the Dust" is a powerful and deeply affecting memoir that chronicles her journey as a nurse in war-torn areas like Sudan and Afghanistan. With rich, visual detail Gately brings to life the struggles of refugees and their journey for a better life. Gately is not only a brave and selfless humanitarian, she is also a gifted story-teller. "Footprints in the Dust" is an important and eye-opening read.--Alyson Richman, internationally bestselling author of "The Lost Wife"

Gately's story puts you right into the experience of aide workers and refugees, while it opens your eyes to the truth of what is happening in our world. With heart, compassion, and truth, Roberta's story inspires, uplifts, and shows how one person can be a hero to many in need.--Marci Nault, bestselling author of "The Lake House"

Roberta Gately calls herself nurse, a humanitarian aid worker, and a writer. To that list I would add hero. Her willingness to step outside herself, to see and feel the pain of others is as inspiring as it is admirable. Gately nimbly uses tools of a novelist to tell this story, and as a result, the people she writes about spring fully to life in our imaginations. Here is a book filled with compassion, wisdom and yes, grace. Read it and weep.--Yona Zeldis McDonough, author of 'The House on Primrose Pond'

Gately tells a great story, so we taste the dust and instant coffee, smell the latrines, and miss the wine and pizza right along with her. And even at the worst of times, we're reminded of both beauty and humanity; our narrator's positive warmth and belief in basic goodness always shine through.--Carol Cronin, author of OLIVER'S SURPRISE

Roberta Gately writes well and from the heart. She has given us a story of compassion, tenderness, and toughness in places that seem far, far away, but where mercy and kindness are timeless.--Evan Thomas, author of IKE's BLUFF and BEING NIXON

About the Author

A nurse, humanitarian aid worker, and writer, Roberta Gately has served in war zones around the world. She has written on the subject of refugees for the Journal of Emergency Nursing and the BBC World News Online. She speaks regularly on the plight of the world's refugees and displaced and now lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

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