The Middle Of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community (Paperback)

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The New York Times's best-selling author of Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher connects us with our greater family––the human family.

Over the past decade, Mary Pipher has been a great source of wisdom, helping us to better understand our family members. Now she connects us with the newest members of the American family––refugees.

In cities all over the country, refugees arrive daily. Lost Boys from Sudan, survivors from Kosovo, families fleeing Afghanistan and Vietnam: they come with nothing but the hope and desire to experience the American dream. Their endurance in the face of tragedy and their ability to hold on to the virtues of family, love, and joy are a lesson for all Americans.

Their stories will make you laugh and weep, and give you a deeper understanding of the wider world in which we live. The Middle of Everywhere moves beyond the headlines into the homes of refugees from around the world. Working as a cultural broker, teacher, and therapist, Mary Pipher has once again opened our eyes––and our hearts––to those with whom we share the future.

About the Author

Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is the author of three bestselling books, including Reviving Ophelia, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for over 2 years. She speaks all over the country all year and has received a presidential citation from the American Psychological Association. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.<br>

Praise For…

"An important book . . . Pipher shines high-beam headlights on the world of
teenage girls."--Los Angeles Times
"Mary Pipher's Reviving Ophelia has the combination just right. [She] offers commonsensical, unthreatening solutions. Readers find Ophelia both heartbreaking and exhilarating."--Time
"Mary Pipher is that rarity in these days of culture wars: She can talk about values without self-righteousness. She reclaims some common sense in the dialogue about family."--The Seattle Times
"A canny mix of optimism and practicality gives Pipher's fans a way to resist the
worst of the culture around them and substitute the best of themselves."--Newsweek
"[The] combination of cultural and psychological factors is this excellent book's greatest strength. . . . She is especially acute at spotting pressure points where culture, both past and present, collides cruelly with individual emotional needs."--The Washington Post
"Packs an emotional wallop . . . [Pipher] writes about the very topics, the very
fears, that many readers have dodged their whole lives."--Houston Chronicle

Product Details
ISBN: 9780156027373
ISBN-10: 0156027372
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: July 1st, 2003
Pages: 416
Language: English
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