The House at Sugar Beach
Publish date: September 2nd 2008
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 354
Edition language: English
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I loved reading this book. It’s a memoir of the author’s privileged childhood in Liberia, the early days of civil war there and her family’s flight, and her journey of building a life in another country and ultimately coming to terms with her homeland. Helene Cooper is an award-winning journalist, a...
DNF at 100 pages, but those who did finish said it got very good had I hung in for another 30 or so pages past the childhood reminiscing.
Liberia.Cooper's memoir of growing up in, fleeing from, and returning to make her peace with Liberia. Some reviewers have been unhappy that Cooper did not focus more on Liberia's internal conflict, but this is a memoir, not a journalistic appraisal of a country's political and social problems. It's ...