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Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972, she moved with her family to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). At the end of that country's civil war, the family moved to Malawi and later Zambia. Fuller received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada mostrar mais after which she returned to Zambia where she worked with a safari company. In 1993, Fuller and her husband settled near Livingstone on the banks of the Zambezi River. In 1994, she left Africa and moved to Wyoming, USA In 2011, her book Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness made Publisher's Weekly Best seller list. Fuller's title, Leaving Before the Rains Come, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972, she moved with her family to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). At the end of that country's civil war, the family moved to Malawi and later Zambia. Fuller received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada after which she returned to Zambia where she worked with a safari company. In 2011, her book Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness made Publisher's Weekly Best seller list. She is also the author of Leaving Before the Rains Come, a non-fiction work which made the New York Time bestseller list in 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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King Solomon's Mines (1882) — Introdução, algumas edições5,745 cópias
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (2008) — Contribuinte — 519 cópias
Granta 88: Mothers (2004) — Contribuinte — 164 cópias
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (2019) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural Anthology (2007) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
National Geographic Magazine 2015 v228 #6 December (2015) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias

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2011 (23) 20th century (21) Africa (759) alcoholism (16) apartheid (15) audio (14) autobiography (129) autobiography/memoir (25) biography (252) Biography & Autobiography (17) biography-memoir (33) book club (33) childhood (75) Civil War (15) colonialism (37) coming of age (31) ebook (22) family (74) fiction (45) history (51) Kenya (28) Kindle (17) Malawi (36) memoir (785) Mozambique (25) non-fiction (492) novel (13) own (34) racism (15) read (47) read in 2011 (14) Rhodesia (107) to-read (313) travel (45) unread (33) war (53) women (15) Wyoming (44) Zambia (101) Zimbabwe (258)

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“Leave before the rains come.” Alexandra’s father said this to her when she was faced with her husband’s illness and financial problems. None of the family came to visit and it worked out BM 31:05:24
 
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BJMacauley | outras 106 resenhas | May 31, 2024 |
It feels unkind to write a not-so-great review of a book so personal and so grieving, but I was very disappointed in Fi. I loved her memoirs of her childhood in Africa so much - they had such a true voice, such a wonderful sense of place. "Leaving before the rains come" is the only other book of hers I've read, and this I liked a bit less. Fi, on the other hand, seemed to have been written too early in her grieving process - it was raw, undigested (which is not to say the death of a child can ever be fully digested).

I think I'll try "Falling: Story of a Marriage," which was written just a year after the wonderful "Cocktail Hour under the tree of forgetfulnes," before I give up on her.
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bobbieharv | 1 outra resenha | May 27, 2024 |
I have read all of Fuller's books and for the most part, I've really like them. This was a huge disappointment. I sympathize with her and how hard it is to lose a child suddenly. That said, I found the book very self-centered and self-indulgent. This may be harsh but . . .
 
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ccayne | 1 outra resenha | May 19, 2024 |
Alexandra Fuller's debut novel is told in episodic very short chapters from different viewpoints, emphasizing the non-linear, circular, cyclical quality of life among the Lakota Sioux on the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota flitting from the early 1970's & AIM to the present. I found the story easy and touchingly authentic even though the author is white, British-born and Zimbabwe-raised before she moved to Wyoming. She spent several months on location doing research for the book, including a long horseback march to support the rights of native people. She includes language and song from the tribes and addresses their foibles with humor and wry comment while supporting their struggle. Her characters are memorable and well-drawn.
I looked for a native review of the book but only found this good review in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/books/review/quiet-until-the-thaw-alexandra-f...
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featherbooks | outras 8 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |

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