Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller

A companion memoir to Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller recounts the story of her parents.  We follow Nicola and Tim Fuller as they hopscotch the continent, running from war and unspeakable heartbreak, from Kenya to Rhodesia to Zambia, even returning to England briefly. But just when it seems that Nicola has been broken entirely by Africa, it is the African earth itself that revives her.

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is a story of loss and survival. Emotional without being sentimental. Read the New York Times article  for a thorough review. Browse the photographs from the book here.

 

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