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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August 2018

Book Talk and Signing at Malaprop’s Bookstore (Asheville, NC)

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore, 55 Haywood St.
Asheville, North Carolina
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PROGRAM TITLE: America’s Pride, America’s Diversity: Madeline & Tenzin on the Road. DESCRIPTION: Madeline and Tenzin Kalsang, the ‘heroine’ of How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted, will share a PowerPoint of photos from Tenzin’s early years of resettlement in the US. Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe is one of North Carolina’s independent literary gems and attracts an eclectic crowd of book lovers.

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Taste of Tibet at Kathmandu Kitchen in Asheville, NC

August 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kathmandu Kitchen, 90 Patton Ave.
Asheville, North Carolina
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PROGRAM TITLE: Taste of Tibet at Kathmandu Kitchen. DESCRIPTION: Order off the menu and be part of a great gathering of Peace Corps-wise friends, Zen Buddhist practitioners, internationalists, and refugee activists at Taste of Tibet in Asheville, North Carolina! Kitchen opens at 5:30 to place orders, eat, meet and mingle.

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Refugees Beloved Among Us – Book Talk in Raleigh, NC

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pullen Memorial Baptist Finalator Hall, 1801 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27605
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Book Tour, Madeline Uraneck and Tenzin Kalsang

  PROGRAM TITLE: Refugees Beloved Among Us. DESCRIPTION: On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, join Madeline Uraneck and Tenzin Kalsang as they present pictures and stories from the book Madeline wrote and that Tenzin and her family “star” in: How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family & the Midwestern Woman They Adopted. Guests from the Research Triangle Park’s Tibetan American community will share their experiences as well. LOCATION: Pullen Memorial Baptist Finalator Hall 1801 Hillsborough Street Raleigh NC 27605…

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Book Talk at Northside Library in Charlottesville, VA

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Northside Library, 705 W Rio Road
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Book Tour, Madeline Uraneck and Tenzin Kalsang

PROGRAM TITLE: Tibetan Americans: Stories of Hope. DESCRIPTION: 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."

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Book Talk and Signing at Chop Suey Books (Richmond, VA)

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chop Suey Books, 2913 W. Cary St.
Richmond, Virginia 23221
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Book Tour, Madeline Uraneck and Tenzin Kalsang

A Tibetan American Story of Hope Join author Madeline Uraneck and Tibetan immigrant Tenzin Kalsang for their presentation, "A Tibetan American Story of Hope," at indie bookstore Chop Suey Books in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday, August 24, 2018, from 7:00–8:00 p.m. In the midst of the negative diatribes about immigrants, come hear an endearing tale of how one friendly "hello" offered to the new refugee family next door lead the author to explore three countries, acquire an expanded family on…

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Book Talk at Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, Madison (WI)

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, 333 W. Main St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53715
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PROGRAM TITLE: Building an Amazing Life: Tenzin Kalsang & Madeline Uraneck. DESCRIPTION: Author Madeline Uraneck will talk about her book, How to Make a Life: A Tibetan American Refugee Family & The Midwestern Woman They Adopted. The main character who inspired the book, Ms. Tenzin Kalsang, who worked as maintenance staff for many years in this very building, will be present with other members of her family, to participate in discussion.

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September 2018

How to Make A Life: Connecting Trondheim and Tibet

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1904 Winnebago Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin
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Madeline Uraneck, author

How to Make A Life: Connecting Trondheim and Tibet Norwegian immigrants who struggled with back-breaking work, learned English, and tried to retain their beautiful crafts, cuisine, and culture in a new land have much in common with today’s immigrants. In this program, author Madeline Uraneck will share her story of travels to three countries, finding new family on two continents, and learning new ways of seeing the world – all stemming from a friendly “hello” offered to the Madison immigrant…

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Book Talk and Signing at A Room of One’s Own Bookstore (Madison, WI)

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A Room of One’s Own Bookstore, 315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
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Madeline Uraneck, author

You're invited to join author Madeline Uraneck on Monday, September 17, 2018, to hear her read from her recently published book, How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted (Wisconsin Historical Society Press). Members of her "adopted family" will join her to discuss Tibetan American culture in Wisconsin, focusing on women's issues. A portion of book sales benefits the Wisconsin Tibetan Association. LOCATION: A Room of One's Own Bookstore 315 W. Gorham St. Madison, WI…

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A Rainbow of Madison’s Families: Sequoya’s Tibetan American Neighbors

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sequoya Public Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
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PROGRAM TITLE: A Rainbow of Madison’s Families: Sequoya’s Tibetan American Neighbors. DESCRIPTION: Around every library in Madison live a diversity of wonderful families. Sequoya Library welcomes the family of Tenzin and Migmar, who are ‘stars’ in the recently published book by Madeline Uraneck, How to Make a Life: A Tibetan American Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted, from Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

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Book Reading from How to Make A Life at Arcadia Books (Spring Green, WI)

September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arcadia Books, 102 E. Jefferson St.
Spring Green, Wisconsin 53588
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Madeline Uraneck, author

Join us for a book reading at Arcadia Books on Sunday, September 30, as author Madeline Uraneck shares excerpts from her newly published memoir, How to Make A Life, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. The book event will be followed by an optional tour of Global View (4:15–5:00 p.m.). Spring Green's indie bookstore Arcadia Books welcomes Ms. Uraneck, who will be joined by Tibetan medicine Doctor Yangbhum Gyal and members of the Tibetan American family featured in How to Make…

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