Encounters on the Front Line: Cambodia, a Memoir

Encounters on the Front Line: Cambodia, a Memoir

by Elaine Harvey


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In 1980 Elaine Harvey worked for the International Red Cross in the Cambodian refugee camps immediately after the fall of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. It was a time when sorrow fell like monsoon rain. “I was not a victim of war, poverty, or starvation, but I was a witness. As a witness, I came to understand that front lines take a toll in our lives. They test how far we will go, how much we will give and how deep we will travel.”In 2007 and 2009 she returned to Cambodia, volunteering in a rural orphanage and a city hospice. She met the people on the front lines – the human rights activists, the caregivers, and those who needed care, inspiring her to explore the challenges of service. Her journey was a quest of the heart to meet the new face of Cambodia and honour the one she left behind.

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ISBN-13: 9781927559666
Publisher: Promontory Press Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Elaine Harvey is a nurse, a writer, a healing touch practitioner and a traveller. A diverse career and her adventurous spirit have taken her to remote regions of the world with experiences in Asia and Africa marking her world view. She currently resides in Victoria, on the west coast of Canada. Encounters on the Front Line is Elaine's first book of creative non-fiction.

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HeatherWesting More than 1 year ago
So often in wars we think about the combatants. But about the medical folks risking their own lives to save lives? Elaine Harvey tells her story of being a nurse in Cambodia in the wake of terrible slaughter with vivid realism and unending compassion. Her later trips back to the country show the changes in Cambodia and also in Ms. Harvey's perspective and personal journey. An inspirational read.