Tiger Heart: My Unexpected Adventures to Make a Difference in Darjeeling, and What I Learned about Fate, Fortitude, and Finding Family Half a World Away
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To date, The Learning Tea has helped eleven young girls who once faced the bleakest of futures.Tiger Heart recounts Katrell's riveting adventures back to India, through the chaotic streets of Mumbai, to tiny villages with roadside tea huts and hot samosas, to elephant crossings and snow-capped mountain switchbacks of the Himalayas--an unexpected backdrop where she fell in love with a country that was gorgeous and heartbreaking all at once, where tragedy, humor, resilience and kindness were inextricably bound. Barely two years later, her life would make a drastic change--and so would the lives of a group of girls half a world away. I had no deep yearning to see the Taj Mahal or tour Hindu temples. The fear that consumed them was leaving the orphanage. Not even remotely. By selling tea, cupcakes, scones, and other treats, Katrell raised enough funds to provide life necessities for the girls--safe housing, uniforms, medical care, tutoring, and ultimately, a college education for each of them. From dodging feral monkeys, to slamming shots of whiskey to win
Wes Anderson meets Wonder Woman. To be sincerely, vividly transported to a culture so foreign from one's own is such a rare treat. Tigerheart delivered this gift from the first chapter, repeatedly. Katrell's experiences develop from her childhood in the American South, to an adult epiphany in the sometimes-crushing/often-rapturous Indian mountains, where some things have to be seen to be believed. Tigerheart engages like a modern campfire story delivered with cocktails. For anyone still wondering what they might like to be when they grow up (no matter your current age), it's refreshing t. Tiger Heart “Whatever I do would barely scrape the surface. But is something better than nothing?” – Katrell Christie, Tiger HeartA little less than a year ago, I was researching various businesses that help combat human trafficking when I came across the Learning Tea. I tried to connect with the owner, Katrell Christie, but she was in India at the time, and unfortunately the connection faded into the background as I plunged into the world of magazine production. Sometime later, I was asked if I would like to review Tiger Heart, a book on Christie&r. alaina said Refreshing and inspiring! I couldn't put it down. This book was great! It takes a lot for me to not be able to put the book down, but this nailed it. The author does such a good job of painting a vibrant landscape and story in few words. She is definitely a gifted story teller. You felt the highs and lows with her as she is on this journey of helping these girls/women. I admire her strength and tenacity. If only more of us were like her! I would definitely recommend this book. I read it first on my own and then with a book club. It was great to do with a book club because it brought up conversations that
Visit: thelearningtea.Shannon McCaffrey is an award-winning reporter focusing on investigative stories for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is an avid reader, a mother, and a runner. Through her efforts with The Learning Tea, Ms. Christie has changed the lives of many women living in Darjeeling, India. Katrell Christie is the founder and owner of The Learning Tea, a p
About the AuthorKatrell Christie is the founder and owner of The Learning Tea, a project which provides schooling and a safe haven for impoverished young women in India. Christie has changed the lives of many women living in Darjeeling, India. Visit: thelearningtea.Shannon McCaffrey is an award-winning reporter focusing on investigative stories for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is an avid reader, a mother, and a runner. Through her efforts with The Learning Tea, Ms.