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The Resource Accidental Aid Worker

Accidental Aid Worker

Label
Accidental Aid Worker
Title
Accidental Aid Worker
Statement of responsibility
Sue Liu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" The memoir of a courageous woman on a quest to find love and places to belong. Accidental Aid Worker is the travel memoir of the adventurous Sue Liu who stumbles into voluntary aid work in the wake of the 2004 tsunami during the civil war conflict in Sri Lanka. She teams up with a tour guide, a Catholic priest and a community of refugees and so begins a ten-year obsession with helping people in need. Through tragic events, Sue meets the larger than life Geraldine Cox and spreads her generosity to help orphaned children in Cambodia. This is a moving and real account of one woman's drive to survive and support others, while masking battles of her own. Along the way, Sue loses her grip on life and embarks on a harrowing journey through mid-life crisis, disconnection and chronic depression. She is forced to face inescapable truths about herself in order to navigate her way to the woman she really wants to be. Sue shares her most vulnerable moments with warmth and bare honesty, alongside epic travel adventures and quirky tales involving; priests, nuns, a rabbi, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, a tuktuk accident, refugees, orphaned children, surgeries, fishing for marlin and at times, spontaneous singing and dancing with children. This heartwarming and thought-provoking story will make you laugh, bring you to tears, inspire a thirst for travel, a yearning to give back and pause for thought about what really makes us all tick. "Thank you for your generous, and indeed very special and personal gift of your biography, Accidental Aid Worker. Indeed, I have just commenced reading the early parts of this epic memoir, which touches many sensitive aspects of your life, with which I can identify. This unique journey is indeed rich with memorable characters and events and also with your sensitive reflections. I am certainly looking forward to travelling on this journey in your book as each chapter unfolds. My deep appreciation is with you for this generous gift. Best wishes in all your future endeavours and warmest regards." - Professor Dame Marie R Bashir AD CVO "
Summary
Accidental Aid Worker is the travel memoir of the adventurous Sue Liu who stumbles into voluntary aid work in the wake of the 2004 tsunami during the civil war conflict in Sri Lanka. She teams up with a tour guide, a Catholic priest and a community of refugees and so begins a ten-year obsession with helping people in need. .
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10640052
Cataloging source
NSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sue Liu
Dewey number
920.720994
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the memoir of a courageous woman on a quest to find love and places to belong
Label
Accidental Aid Worker
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300002797
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780994172761
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Accidental Aid Worker
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300002797
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780994172761
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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