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Alexandra Fuller
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Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.Unlike most readers of this book, I suspect, I have not read Fuller's previous books, so this was my first exposure to her voice. I loved it. She is open, honest, not overly critical but also questioning. She is near a divorce and looking bac...
Perrin Pring
Perrin Pring rated it 6 years ago
Recommended to me by two people, I finally picked this book up from a thrift store. Once I started it, I found it hard to put down.I'm just going to tell you now though, this is not the light pick-me-up read you may need as we near the dead of winter. Children and animals die. I'm not even going to ...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
The tone of this memoir of "an African childhood" is set in the very first lines: Mum says, "Don't come creeping into our room at night." They sleep with loaded guns beside them on the bedside rugs. She says, "Don't startle us when we're sleeping." "Why not?" "We might shoot you." "Oh." "By mi...
Silver's Reviews
Silver's Reviews rated it 6 years ago
We all should have our own Tree of Forgetfulness.....what a wonderful thought. "People often ask why my parents haven't left Africa. Simply put they have been possessed by the land. Land is Mum's love affair and it is Dad's religion." Page 117From the beautiful landscape of the Isle of Skye in S...
AshleyR
AshleyR rated it 7 years ago
2.5 stars
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