Stirring Memoir Follows a Midwest Couple's Quest to Adopt a Baby Girl from Mother Teresa's Orphanage in Darjeeling During the Turbulent Reign of Indira Gandhi.
WordCrafts Press and author Bonnie Tinsley are pleased to announce the release of her engaging new memoir, Against Every Hope: India, Mother Teresa, and a Baby Girl. The poignant memoir released to retail on Wednesday, April 30, 2018 in hardback, trade paperback, and all major ebook formats, and made an immediate impact on multiple Amazon.com sales charts. The hardback edition jumped onto the online retailer's Top 10 Hot New Releases in Historical India & Southeast Asia Biographies chart, debuting at Number 7. The paperback and hardback editions debuted at Number 12 and Number 15, respectively on Amazon.com's Hot New Releases in India History, and at Number 13 and Number 14 in Adoption. Against Every Hope also landed at Number 71 on the retailer's Bestseller chart in India and Southeast Asia Biographies.
When Bonnie first laid eyes on a tiny baby girl tucked away in a darkened corner of an orphanage in Darjeeling high in the Indian Himalayas, it was love at first sight. But Americans adopting a baby girl in India from a Missionaries of Charity orphanage was unheard of at that time. The order was not considering Americans for adoption, the couple were not Catholic, and Bonnie had been previously married. Although they already had three strikes against them, Bonnie and Cliff refused to be counted out. They would struggle against every hope, even carrying their appeal to Mother Teresa herself, to bring that baby girl home as their daughter.
"This mystical journey of a mother finding—and fighting for—her daughter offers so much more than hope," declares award-winning playwright, author, and screenwriter Jennifer Gibbs. "Its every turn constructs a convincing argument for a guiding hand. Her rocky path during the final years of Indira Gandhi’s regime; meeting and wrestling with Mother Teresa… I couldn’t put it down. I felt I was sitting by a fire, captive to the truth of a tale told by a born storyteller."
A beautifully crafted true story that reads like the very best contemporary fiction, Against Every Hope: India, Mother Teresa, and a Baby Girl includes multiple historical photographs from Bonnie's personal collection, and interludes with Bonnie's heartfelt poetry and more. Against Every Hope released May 30, 2018 from WordCrafts Press in hardback for $32.99, in trade paperback for $15.99 and in all major eBook versions for $5.99, and is distributed to the trade by Ingram Content Group.
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