Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood

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Random House #ad - It is the story of one woman’s unbreakable bond with a continent and the people who inhabit it, a portrait lovingly realized and deeply felt. Praise for don’t let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight“Riveting. Her mother, in turn, flung herself at their African life and its rugged farm work with the same passion and maniacal energy she brought to everything else.

This is not a book you read just once, but a tale of terrible beauty to get lost in over and over. Newsweek “by turns mischievous and openhearted, earthy and soaring. Though she loved her children, she was no hand-holder and had little tolerance for neediness. Hair-raising, horrific, and thrilling. The new yorker though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight is suffused with Fuller’s endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate.

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood #ad - In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she stares down disaster and looks back with rage and love at the life of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time. She nurtured her daughters in other ways: she taught them, by example, to be resilient and self-sufficient, and to embrace life wholeheartedly, to have strong wills and strong opinions, despite and because of difficult circumstances.

Full of humor and compassion. O: the oprah magazine “The incredible story of an incredible childhood.

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Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

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Penguin Books #ad - But just when it seems that Nicola has been broken by the continent she loves, it is the African earth that revives and nurtures her. War, hardship, her land, and tragedy follow the family even as Nicola fights to hold on to her children, her sanity. Cocktail hour under the Tree of Forgetfulness is Fuller at her very best.

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness #ad - Alexandra fuller is also the author of the forthcoming novel, Quiet Until the Thaw. A story of survival and war, whom readers first met in don't let's go to the dogs Tonight, love and madness, loyalty and forgiveness, fertile,  and of the price of being possessed by Africa’s uncompromising, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is an intimate exploration of Fuller’s parents, death-dealing land.

We follow tim and nicola Fuller hopscotching the continent, restlessly trying to establish a home.

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Leaving Before the Rains Come

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Penguin Books #ad - Fuller reveals how, she discovered that, in the end, after spending a lifetime fearfully waiting for someone to show up and save her, we all simply have to save ourselves. An unforgettable book, leaving before the Rains Come is a story of sorrow grounded in the tragic grandeur and rueful joy only to be found in Fuller’s Africa.

From the Hardcover edition. Recalling her unusual courtship in zambia—elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day—Fuller struggles to understand her younger self as she overcomes her current misfortunes. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, about the American man she married, she finally confronts the tough questions about her past, and about the family she left behind in Africa.

But the disintegration of Fuller’s own marriage leaves her shattered. New york times bestseller"One of the gutsiest memoirs I've ever read. And the writing--oh my god the writing. Entertainment weekly a child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain.

Leaving Before the Rains Come #ad - . Fuller soon realizes what is missing from her life is something that was always there: the brash and uncompromising ways of her father, the man who warned his daughter that "the problem with most people is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live.

Fuller’s father—"tim fuller of no fixed abode" as he first introduced himself to his future wife—was a man who regretted nothing and wanted less, even after fighting harder and losing more than most men could bear.

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We Are All Made of Stars: A Novel

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Ballantine Books #ad - A beautiful web of a book” jodi picoult, the power of words, this life-affirming novel tells an unforgettable story about second chances, and the resilience of the heart. A dedicated nurse, stella finds comfort at the hospice where she works the late shift, distant, especially since her husband returned from Afghanistan—cold, and shattered by painful memories he refuses to share.

As the words endure, love redeems. Praise for we are all made of stars“a beautiful web of a book that reminds us of how we are all connected, and how to die—and live—without regrets. The hospice at night is another world, where the dying receive closure by creating the letters that Stella helps them write.

We Are All Made of Stars: A Novel #ad - . Fans of jojo moyes will love We Are All Made of Stars” Good Housekeeping. But if stella mails it now, she breaks the rule—and risks tampering not only with Grace’s wishes but also with fate. Fans of jojo moyes will love this beautifully written, deeply engaging novel that understands death and celebrates life.

Booklist starred review “A powerful, emotional read. Rt reviews “fans of jojo Moyes will love We Are All Made of Stars. Good housekeeping “coleman has written a poignant story that examines the value of life, love, and forgiveness. The letter clearly needs to be read before Grace dies.

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Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - It might just change your life” Boston Herald. Weaving in anecdotes and memories of terrifying maternal abandonment, without sentimentality, Rachel Simon brings to light a world that is almost invisible to many people, feisty, fierce sisterly loyalty, and, finds unlikely heroes in everyday life, and astonishing forgiveness, wrestles with her own limitations and portrays Beth as the endearing, independent person she is.

Her sister, a teacher and writer, Rachel, camouflages her emotional isolation by leading a hyperbusy life. Beth is a spirited woman with an intellectual disability who lives intensely and often joyfully, and spends most of her days riding the buses in Pennsylvania. A “heartwarming, life-affirming” memoir of a relationship with an intellectually disabled sibling: “Read this book.

Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey #ad - The drivers, are her mentors; her fellow passengers, a lively group, her community—though some display less patience or kindness than others. With tenderness and fury, heartbreak and acceptance .  .  . This wise, as rachel learns how to live in the moment, how to pay attention to what really matters, how to change, funny, deeply affecting book is the chronicle of that remarkable time, how to love—and how to slow down and enjoy the ride.

Simon comes to the inescapable conclusion that we are all riders on the bus, and on the bus we are all the same. Jacquelyn mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean.

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The Brightest Sun

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Park Row #ad - In this affecting debut novel, these three very different women grapple with motherhood, recalibrate their identities and confront unforeseen tragedies and triumphs. In beautiful, evocative prose, Adrienne Benson brings to life the striking Kenyan terrain as these women’s lives intertwine in unexpected ways.

. An illuminating debut following three women in sub-saharan Africa as they search for home and familyLeona, gives birth to a baby girl in a remote Maasai village and must decide how she can be a mother, an isolated American anthropologist, in spite of her own grim childhood. As they face their own challenges and heartbreaks, they find strength traversing the arid landscapes of tenuous human connection.

The Brightest Sun #ad - Simi, a barren maasai woman, must confront her infertility in a society in which females are valued by their reproductive roles. With gripping poignancy, the brightest Sun explores the heartbreak of loss, the struggle to find a sense of belonging and the surprising ways we find our family and home. Jane, a lonely expat wife, follows her husband to the tropics and learns just how fragile life is.

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Nightwoods: A Novel

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Random House #ad - New york times bestseller   charles frazier, the acclaimed author of Cold Mountain and Thirteen Moons, returns with a dazzling novel set in small-town North Carolina in the early 1960s. Before the children, luce was content with the reimbursements of the rich Appalachian landscape, choosing to live apart from the small community around her.

Nightwoods: A Novel #ad - With his brilliant portrait of luce, a young woman who inherits her murdered sister’s troubled twins, Frazier has created his most memorable heroine. But the coming of the children changes everything, cracking open her solitary life in difficult, hopeful, dangerous ways. In a lean, tight narrative, Nightwoods resonates with the timelessness of a great work of art.

Impossible to shake. Entertainment Weekly   “Fantastic. The washington Post   “Astute and compassionate. The boston Globe.

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Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England

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Ballantine Books #ad - Bonus: this edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn. In this vibrant biography, acclaimed author Alison Weir reexamines the life of Isabella of England, one of history’s most notorious and charismatic queens. Her marriage to the heir to england’s throne was designed to heal old political wounds between the two countries, and in the years that followed she became an important figure, a determined and clever woman whose influence would come to last centuries.

Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England #ad - Isabella arrived in london in 1308, the spirited twelve-year-old daughter of King Philip IV of France. Many myths and legends have been woven around Isabella’s story, but in this first full biography in more than 150 years, Alison Weir gives a groundbreaking new perspective.

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Sister of Mine: A Novel

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - Will the plantation be spared? or will everything they’ve lived for be lost?Revised edition: Previously published as Slave and Sister, this edition of Sister of Mine: A Novel includes editorial revisions. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history. Twelve years prior, adelaide mannheim—daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county—was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel.

. When two union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high—or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret: Mordecai was Rachel’s father, too.

Sister of Mine: A Novel #ad - As the country moved toward war, ultimately, Adelaide and Rachel struggled to navigate their newfound sisterhood—from love and resentment to betrayal and, forgiveness. Now, facing these union soldiers as General Sherman advances nearer, their bond is put to the ultimate test.

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A Pledge of Silence

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - Though rumors of war circulate, she feels safe, trusting the island is fortified and the Filipino troops are well trained. On december 8, 1941, her dreamworld shatters when the Japanese invade the Philippines. 2014 winner — amazon breakthrough novel award — general fiction When Margie Bauer joins the Army Nurse Corps in 1941, she is delighted to be sent to Manila, the Pearl of the Orient.

. The us army evacuates to the bataan peninsula, where she cares for the wounded soldiers in a field hospital, and then in a catacomb of tunnels on Corregidor Island. Ultimately captured, where for three years she endures escalating danger, a Japanese prison camp, starvation, she is interned in Santo Tomas, and loss.

A Pledge of Silence #ad - At once an epic tale of a nation at war and the deeply personal story of one woman’s intense journey, A Pledge of Silence vividly illustrates the sacrifices the Greatest Generation made for their country, and the price they continued to pay long after the war ended. Revised edition: This edition of A Pledge of Silence includes editorial revisions.

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1968: The Year That Rocked the World

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Ballantine Books #ad - Thoroughly researched and engagingly written–full of telling anecdotes, penetrating analysis, and the author’s trademark incisive wit–1968 is the most important book yet of Kurlansky’s noteworthy career. And the miss america pageant was stormed by feminists carrying banners that introduced to the television-watching public the phrase “women’s liberation.

Kurlansky shows how the coming of live television made 1968 the first global year. Everything was disrupted. The kentucky derby winner was stripped of the crown for drug use. The olympics were a disaster, with the Mexican government having massacred hundreds of students protesting police brutality there. With 1968, mark kurlansky brings to teeming life the cultural and political history of that world-changing year of social upheaval.

1968: The Year That Rocked the World #ad - The fact that one now needed television to make things happen was a cultural revelation with enormous consequences.

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