How to Make a Life

A chance conversation with an office cleaning woman thrust Madeline Uraneck ’70 into the life of a family of immigrants. An evocative blend of immersion journalism and memoir, How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2018) shares the immigration story of a Tibetan refugee family who crossed real and cultural bridges to make a life in Madison, Wis., with the assistance of the Midwestern woman they befriended.