Santiago's Children: What I Learned about Life at an Orphanage in Chile

by Steve Reifenberg ’81 (University of Texas Press)

santiago_s_children.jpgIdealism took the author to Chile when he was 23, but in his two years working with underprivileged children at the Hogar Domingo Savio, he writes, “I learned to believe in the idea that maybe it was not a bad thing to have big dreams, even if sometimes they fell short.”

His acclaimed memoir also serves as a history lesson, as he traces the political situation of a country in upheaval in the early 1980s, when the dictator Augusto Pinochet ruled the Latin American nation.

(July 2008)