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My Heroes – Profiles in Courage – International Justice Mission

In the video trailer for my new novel, The Garden of Burning Sand, I ask a question that all of us have to wrestle with: Can one person really make a difference when there is so much wrong in so many places? Last month, I began a series of posts called “Profiles in Courage” that […]

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My Heroes – Profiles in Courage – Special Hope Network

In the video trailer for my new novel, The Garden of Burning Sand, I ask a question that all of us have to wrestle with: Can one person really make a difference when there is so much wrong in so many places? War, famine, poverty, violence, slavery, rape, child abuse, human trafficking, the list goes […]

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  • "A compelling novel with a conscience and a heart ... The Garden of Burning Sand rewards the reader on every level."

    - Richard North Patterson, New York Times Best-selling Author

  • "Addison’s ability to make us care about his characters and their plights might be his biggest achievement. [The Garden of Burning Sand] is a legal thriller with a big heart."

    - Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • "Addison's second novel is both an affecting tale of a tragically abused girl and a convincing plea for humanitarian support in Africa."

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • "If you like stories of good people struggling to do right in the world's forgotten places, there is no one better suited to take you on the ride of your life."

    - John Hart, New York Times Best-selling Author

  • With The Garden of Burning Sand, "Addison delivers another compelling novel exposing human rights violations …"

    - Library Journal

  • A Walk Across the Sun is "a dazzling transcontinental story about the power of conviction, the bonds of family, and the tenacity of love."

    - Publisher's Weekly

  • "The Garden of Burning Sand is a fast-paced thriller that authentically captures the plight of young women in much of Africa today."

    - Andrew Fullem, World Education Center for HIV

  • A Walk Across the Sun is "a pulse-revving novel with a serious message."

    - O Magazine

  • A Walk Across the Sun is "an astounding novel full of first-hand insight that could only come from true-life experience."

    - Irish Sunday Independent

  • The Garden of Burning Sand is "a John Grisham-like page-turner that will make you read deep into the night."

    - Business Day Live

  • The Garden of Burning Sand is "powerful … thoroughly authentic … insightful."

    - The Witness

  • A Walk Across the Sun "deals with challenging issues but in a way that keeps readers gripped to every page--a remarkable literary feat."

    - Dr. Samantha Nutt, founder of War Child Canada/USA

  • The Garden of Burning Sand is "compelling. . . chock full of suspense and emotion."

    - Pride

  • A Walk Across the Sun is "chilling, suspenseful, and powerful . . ."

    - Library Journal

  • A Walk Across the Sun is a "gripping novel about human trafficking."

    - Chatelaine Magazine

  • A Walk Across the Sun is "a chillingly realistic story of children trapped in the global slave trade and the people who fight to rescue them."

    - Atlanta Journal Constitution

  • A Walk Across the Sun is an "ambitious, compassionate debut novel."

    - Christian Science Monitor

     

  • A Walk Across the Sun is "an insightful take on the all-too-real problems of international human trafficking."

    - Booklist

  • A Walk Across the Sun "infuses a troubling subject matter with ... human vitality and love. Engaging and narratively well-paced."

    - Harvard Crimson

  • "A treasure chest of prose, culture, nuance, insight, despair, and hope, A Walk Across the Sun is the kind of literature that should be celebrated and honored."

    - New York Journal of Books

  • "A Walk Across the Sun stirred me more than any book I've read this year. I was riveted from page one."

    - Christy Tennant, International Arts Movement

  • "A Walk Across the Sun [is] not just a compelling read ... it is a novel that will change how you view the world."

    - Awaatz News

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