All We Leave Behind

All We Leave Behind

A Reporter's Journey Into the Lives of Others

Book - 2017
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Journalist Carol Off tells the story of a family's desperate attempts to escape Afghanistan after the father spoke to Off and a CBC TV documentary crew about Afghanistan's warlords, which put the family at risk and lead to Off helping them find a home and safety in Canada.
Publisher: Toronto :, Random House Canada,, 2017
ISBN: 9780345816832
Branch Call Number: 305.90691 Off
Characteristics: 307 pages : illustrations, map


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Feb 06, 2019

People. Filled with personal insights into political events.

Aug 06, 2018

Really glad I read this book. Includes a lot of information but also shows how the information affects real people.

Jul 09, 2018

Disappointing. Ordinary writing. Self promotional. Too long.

Dec 29, 2017

Carol Off’s story of one Afghani family’s excruciating journey through war and an even more
Excruciating bureaucracy is moving.
Off abandons her journalistic neutrality to ‘save’ a family she believes she jeopardized while in the field.
Using numerous connections ,and her own money .,,Off accomplishes the near impossible after years of grinding obstacles.
ThIs is a story that needs updating. Any reader hopes for nothing but the best for these
New Canadians.

Nov 04, 2017

Afghanistan is back in the news today: a possible war crimes investigation and performance of a new requiem. Carol Off's book was three things: a welcome refresher of how the country became a place of Canadian hopes and human loss; the personal story of an Afghan family living in the midst of the political and military conflicts; and a detailed look at the refugee system from one family's experience. All told from the perspective of an experienced journalist struggling with her role and responsibility. A very excellent and timely read.

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