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An illuminating debut following three women in sub-Saharan Africa as they search for home and family.

Leona, an isolated American anthropologist, gives birth to a baby girl in a remote Maasai village and must decide how she can be a mother, in spite of her own grim childhood. Jane, a lonely expat wife, follows her husband to the tropics and learns just how fragile life is. Simi, a barren Maasai woman, must confront her infertility in a society in which females are valued by their reproductive roles. In this affecting debut novel, these three very different women grapple with motherhood, re-calibrate their identities and confront unforeseen tragedies and triumphs.

In beautiful, evocative prose, Adrienne Benson brings to life the striking Kenyan terrain as these women's lives intertwine in unexpected ways. As they face their own challenges and heartbreaks, they find strength traversing the arid landscapes of tenuous human connection. With gripping poignancy, The Brightest Sun explores the heartbreak of loss, the struggle to find a sense of belonging, and the surprising ways we find our family and home.

©2018 Adrienne Eve Benson (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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  • Rosalind
  • North Sydney, Australia
  • 05-01-18

Appalling narration.

I find it difficult to understand when an author writes a good story then leaves it in the hands of a dreadful narrator who mispronounced towns, names of tribes and numerous other items common in Kenya. It made me cringe.

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