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A Love Story

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In this stunning debut novella, Rebecca Walker turns her attention to the power of love and the limitations of the human heart. When Farida, a sophisticated college student, falls in love with Ad#65533;, a young Swahili man living on an idyllic island off the coast of Kenya, the two plan to marry and envision a simple life together--free of worldly possessions and concerns. But when Farida contracts malaria and finds herself caught in the middle of a civil war, reality crashes in around them. The lovers' solitude is interrupted by a world in the throes of massive upheaval that threatens to tear them apart, along with all they cherish.

Haunting, exquisite, and certain to become a classic, Ad#65533; will stay with you long after you put it down. This is a timeless love story set perfectly, heartbreakingly, in our time.
Publisher: Boston : New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
ISBN: 9780544149229
054414922X
Branch Call Number: FIC Walke
Characteristics: 112 pages ; 22 cm

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shanejeff
Nov 20, 2014

This is a great, rich story, beautifully written. It pulls you in and takes you to another place full of beauty, romance, adventure. Even though it is a fairly short novel (around 100 pages) you feel fully satisfied at the end.

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faizabhutta
May 02, 2015

"Still, sometimes at night, in our bed, gripped by insecurity I asked him why he chose me. Because you are my destiny, he might say. But this most often: because you were free to choose, and you chose me."

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