Thursday, March 28, 2013

"Chasing China," by Kay Bratt

College student Mia, adopted as a child by Americans from a Chinese orphanage, resolves to explore her past - only to encounter mystery, romance, and life-changing revelations. Over 80 five-star reviews for this powerful book by Kay Bratt.

Chasing China; A Daughter's Quest for Truth, by Kay Bratt

Kay Bratt's haunting tale of a girl coming of age and new found discoveries is a book that will forever remain with me. Every street is vividly detailed, every step Mia takes you are there with her. -- Book Referees, January 2012

Mia is beautiful, talented and has the world at her fingertips. But what makes her different than the average college student who juggles a heavy workload and a rat of a boyfriend? Many years ago she was born to an unknown family in China but soon discarded to fend for herself in a busy train station. Fate stepped in when Mia was taken to the local orphanage and adopted at the age of four by her American family.

Life has been good for her, or at least as much as she has allowed it to be while pushing her deep feelings of abandonment to the back of her mind. Finally she has decided that in order to move forward, she must confront her past.

Mia takes a journey to the mysterious land of her birth and embarks on a mission to find answers. As she follows the invisible red thread back through her motherland, she is enamored by the history and culture of her heritage--strengthening her resolve to get to the truth, even as Chinese officials struggle to keep it buried. With her unwavering spirit of determination, Mia battles the forces stacked against her and faces mystery, danger, a dash of romance, and finally a conclusion that will change her life.

 91,000 words, 344 pages.


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Meet the Author

Kay Bratt is a child advocate and author, residing in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat. Kay lived in China for over four years and because of her experiences working with orphans, she strives to be the voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. She is currently an active volunteer for the non-profit organization called An Orphans Wish (AOW). If you would like to read more about what started her career as an author, and also meet the children she knew and loved in China, read her poignant memoir titled Silent Tears; A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage.

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