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The Memory of Love | [Aminatta Forna]

The Memory of Love

In the aftermath of Sierra Leone’s 1990s civil war, British psychologist Adrian Lockheart comes to work at the Freetown hospital. There he meets a dying elderly patient who confesses to Adrian his past crimes of passion and betrayal.
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Publisher's Summary

The Telegraph (UK) calls Aminatta Forna’s Commonwealth Writers’ Prize-winning tale an “affecting, passionate and intelligent novel about the redemptive power of love and storytelling.” In the aftermath of Sierra Leone’s 1990s civil war, British psychologist Adrian Lockheart comes to work at the Freetown hospital. There he meets a dying elderly patient who confesses to Adrian his past crimes of passion and betrayal.

©2010 Aminatta Forna (P)2011 W.F. Howes Ltd.

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    Delah 02-10-12
    Delah 02-10-12 Member Since 2011

    Which came first... the books or the glasses?

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    "Narrator is great - Could not get into the story."

    The story is somewhat interesting but it is sloooooow. It goes back and forth between two different, separate stories. The narrator is very, very good. I stopped listening part way through because I just lost interest since it was going so slow for me but I do give kudos to the narrator.

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    cityreader Chicago, IL 05-01-12
    cityreader Chicago, IL 05-01-12 Member Since 2010
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    "powerful characters and story"

    ok, so there are a couple of soap opera twists, but they don't take away from the drama and excellent storytelling.

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