Madeline is available for book club meetings in the Madison, Wisconsin, area. She also does presentations including: “International Education,” “Traveling Solo: A Woman’s Guide,” “Education in Japan,” “Peace Corps in Your Senior Years,” “Saturdays Were for Funerals: HIV-AIDS in Southern Africa,” and speaks on other international travel and education topics.

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Book Talk at Northside Library in Charlottesville, VA

August 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Book Tour, Madeline Uraneck and Tenzin Kalsang

Tibetan Americans: Stories of Hope

How to Make a Life, by Madeline Uraneck

Visiting author Madeline Uraneck was amazed when a simple friendship with a cleaning woman took her to three countries, gave her an expanded family on two continents, and showed her cultural treasures right next door.

Ms. Tenzin Kalsang, the “heroine” of Uraneck’s book, How to Make a Life, A Tibetan American Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted, first landed in Charlottesville in 1992 as one of the “Lucky 1,000.” She will share her experiences of the ups and downs of resettlement.

Additionally, meet members of the local Tibetan American community and hear their inspiring stories.

Books will be available for purchase on site or from New Dominion Bookstore.


Northside Library
705 W Rio Road
Charlottesville VA 22901

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August 23, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Northside Library
705 W Rio Road
Charlottesville, Virginia
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