Title: The Rent Collector
Author: Camron Wright
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Released: August 27, 2012
Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not working. Just when things seem worst, Sang Ly learns a secret about the bad-tempered rent collector who comes demanding money–a secret that sets in motion a tide that will change the life of everyone it sweeps past. The Rent Collector is a story of hope, of one woman’s journey to save her son and another woman’s chance at redemption.
Fabulous! Absolutely wonderful. This is one of my favorite reads this year.
I chose The Rent Collector as my pick for my local book group. Every single person who read it loved it. That hasn’t happened before at book group. If you are part of a book group this should definitely make your list of books to read. I had 2 copies of this book. One is literally falling apart because it has been read by so many people and the other was claimed by middle school teacher who wanted to share it with teachers at her school.
One would think it would be a depressing story….Sang Ly lives in a Cambodian dump along with her husband and ailing son where they scavenge for anything of value to survive. So not the case!
The Rent Collector has such a great message about hope and happiness amid struggles and trials. It is a truly inspiring story and one that made me grateful for all that I have been blessed with.
Get yourself a copy of this one. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Rating: 5 Stars – I loved it!
Source: Review copy from Publisher