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  • Not Quite Paradise: An American Sojourn in Sri Lanka | Adele Barker

    Not Quite Paradise: An American Sojourn in Sri Lanka

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Adele Barker
    • Narrated By Adele Barker
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    A chronicle of life on the resplendent island. Adele Barker and her son, Noah, settled into the central highlands of Sri Lanka for an 18-month sojourn, immersing themselves in the customs, cultures, and landscapes of the island: its elephants, birds, and monkeys; its hot curries and sweet mangoes; the cacophony of its markets; the resonant evening chants from its temples. When, having returned home to Tucson, Barker awakes on December 26, 2004, to see televised images of the island's southern shore disappearing into the ocean, she decides she must go back.

    matthew says: "A great education"
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