Meet an RPCV author
By: Peggy Schaeffer
Jul 27, 2018

When Madeline Uraneck said hello to the Tibetan woman cleaning her office cubicle, she never imagined the moment would change her life. How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted  shares the story of the Tibetan refugee family of Tenzin Kalsan making a life in Madison, Wisconsin, and the Midwestern woman they befriended. From tales of escaping Tibet over the Himalayas, to striking a balance between old traditions and new, to bridging divides one friendly gesture at a time, author Madeline Uraneck found more than she bargained for – a family who welcomed her as their own and taught her things she didn’t realize she needed to learn. Join Madeline and her friend Tenzin Kalsan for a conversation about the book and their story.

Author Madeline Uraneck will be talking about her book How to Make A Life on Wednesday, August 22nd, at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Finlator Hall, 1801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27605 from 7-9 p.m. This event is cosponsored with the local refugee resettlement agency USCRI (US Committee on Refugees and Immigrants.)  This event is open to the public.

Author Madeline Uraneck is an educator and writer who has visited sixty-four countries through her role as International Education Consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, several Peace Corps assignments, and her passion for world travel.  See more about her on her website.