Chai Tea Sunday

Chai Tea Sunday

[Book Club Set 73]

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Baker & Taylor
Nicky Fowler travels to Kenya to volunteer at an orphanage after her marriage fails, where she finds the love and strength she has lost.

Perseus Publishing
"Thirtysomething Nicky Fowler has it all-- a rewarding career, a loving husband and the perfect home. But when she and her husband suffer a complicated tragedy, the strain of two people dealing with an impossible situation in different ways breaks up their marriage. Emotionally lost, Nicky travels to Kenya to volunteer at an orphanage. Amidst the violence and abject poverty, Nicky discovers the one thing that keeps Kenyans moving forward: hope. Over steaming mugs of chai, the country's signature drink, Nicky opens up to her host mother, Mama Bu, and finds understanding, love and strength. And with that strength, Nicky realizes what she needs to do to save the endangered children she's grown to love. Based on a true story" -- p. [4] of cover.


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Explore the true resilience of the heart and our raw determination to find goodness in a world fraught with adversity

One woman’s courage in the face of personal tragedy is at the heart of Heather A. Clark’s debut novel. Thirty-three-year-old Nicky Fowler thought her whole life was mapped out — a rewarding career as a third grade teacher, an adoring husband, and the perfect house in the suburbs — but complicated fertility issues lead to a devastating tragedy. Nicky’s marriage crumbles and she’s left unable to cope with her now-changed life.

When Nicky accepts a volunteer teaching position at an orphanage in Kenya, she finds that life there is unlike the world she’s known. Drought has brought famine, violence is everywhere, and the jaded orphanage director takes out her hatred on the parentless children.

But Nicky finds strength in Mama Bu, her host mother, who provides wisdom and perspective over cups of chai, Kenya’s signature drink. Nicky comes to realize that she must do much more than teach the orphans — she must save them.


When a woman’s marriage falls apart after a personal tragedy, she travels to Kenya to volunteer at an orphanage. Amidst abject poverty and violence, she unexpectedly finds hope and joy.

Independent Publishing Group

"Thirtysomething Nicky Fowler has it all-- a rewarding career, a loving husband and the perfect home. But when she and her husband suffer a complicated tragedy, the strain of two people dealing with an impossible situation in different ways breaks up their marriage. Emotionally lost, Nicky travels to Kenya to volunteer at an orphanage. Amidst the violence and abject poverty, Nicky discovers the one thing that keeps Kenyans moving forward: hope. Over steaming mugs of chai, the country's signature drink, Nicky opens up to her host mother, Mama Bu, and finds understanding, love and strength. And with that strength, Nicky realizes what she needs to do to save the endangered children she's grown to love. Based on a true story" -- p. [4] of cover.



ISBN: 9781770410824
Branch Call Number: BCB 73 Clark

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HEARTS0508 Mar 25, 2016

Great read, had me in tears -- with sadness and happiness. I am always intrigued as we as people around the world learn to communicate. We always find a way to make it work.

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becker
May 13, 2014

Easy, simple but pleasant story. Very undemanding. Nice story.

LaughingOne Nov 19, 2013

Based on a true story, this novel had me in tears -- of sorrow and of joy. I am always intrigued about the ways in which people are not prepared to enter worlds so very different from their own. Nicky is naive; she is also completely willing to embrace the new life she's entered, even as she doesn't understand how and why some things happen in this new life. I really enjoyed the honesty that came through.

Monikan21 Aug 27, 2013

Not one of my favourite & yet easy to read and a little inspiring. Geared to give hope to families who cannot conceive. I am going to stick to YA Fiction/dystopian

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klanthier
Apr 05, 2013

This book is by far one of the best books I've read in a long time. It captured my attention at the very beginning and never let me down. I read it every spare moment I had and as great as the ending was, I'm a little sad it had to end. I enjoyed learning about Kenya as well as seeing Nicky and Eric find their way after enduring an incredible loss. Everything about the writing was relateable and I intend to buy copies for my friends.

mcjmommy Aug 07, 2012

This was an amazing read! Really rivoting! I couldn't put it down and also read it in two days! Such emotion and soul searching...just a great read! You will not regret reading this book!
Enjoy with a BIG cup of chai!

racing14 Jun 26, 2012

Dewey Diva's Summer 2012 Pick.

the title intrigued me as an avid chai tea drinker and the story sounded interesting.

Could not put it down, read it in a couple of days. Believable and Honest.

If you read Eat, Pray, Love or Little Princes : One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal you should give this one a try even if it is a fictional account the writing style and story are on par with both of the above mentioned titles and it reads like a true account.

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