Kisan Upadhaya was born in Assam, India, in 1966. He was separated from his sister, mother, and father at age four and found himself starving, sick and begging for food on the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal. Soon the bitter cold of winter got the best of him from having to work for food and he became very ill and near death. He was taken to the hospital, where he spent almost six months recovering and was discharged to the Christian home called Mendies Haven Children's Home where he grew up. He came to the U.S. in 1987 to study and is now working in Durham, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife and two children. In the intervening years he tried to search for his biological family and failed. However, 42 year later he was reunited on live TV with his mother and dear sister in August 2011.
A very inspiring novel. Not just a story but the truth. This book has done justice to the author's struggles and success in life. Very rarely does one come across such miracles in life and get to read about it. Kudos to the author for a commendable job!
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The best book based on true story- thinks that two young siblings endured as child is amazing and eye opening. The kind of story you only hear on fairytale books. One does not western culture cannot comprehend thing like these actually happen in other countries. The best part of the book is the fact that the author never has any remorse about his past life and suffering he and his sister endured growing up without parents on the streets.
"The Last Orange" is more than a memoir; it's a stirring tale about betrayal, forgiveness and ultimately hope. Upadhaya is abandoned as a child in Nepal and after he is rescued and earns an education, he wants to find his birth family more than anything else in this world. Laced with powerful emotions and situations you’ll have a hard time letting go of this memoir. You'll remember this book's message long after you put it down: inside all of us, we are love.