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Another Place at the Table

Narrated by: Pam Ward
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)
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The startling and ultimately uplifting narrative of one woman's 13-year experience as a foster parent.  

For more than a decade, Kathy Harrison has sheltered a shifting cast of troubled youngsters - the offspring of prostitutes and addicts; the sons and daughters of abusers; and teenage parents who aren't equipped for parenthood. All this, in addition to raising her three biological sons and two adopted daughters. What would motivate someone to give herself over to constant, largely uncompensated chaos? For Harrison, the answer is easy.

Another Place at the Table is the story of life at our social services' front lines, centered on three children who, when they come together in Harrison's home, nearly destroy it. It is the frank first-person story of a woman whose compassionate best intentions for a child are sometimes all that stand between violence and redemption.

©2003 Kathryn A. Harrison (P)2018 Tantor

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This is real life. Real love.

First off, this book could only be read by the narrator. She is the best teller of love stories when it comes to harsh, but oh so gentle truths.
While I loved each child's story, I did have to sit with the Sarah story. I was confused about how children are removed from homes as victims, for their safety -yet they were forced to continue being victimized in foster care. How very conflicting a message that is. We can only hope our training as foster parents has tightened up.

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Another Place at the Table

Amazing insight to lives of foster children and the families who care for them. The good, the bad and the beautiful.

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great read

Great book for getting some perspective as a foster parent, I loved it ! !

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Brave author to share her story

Hard to listen to but validating as I struggle with raw emotions during the stressful moments of fostering.