The reviews for one of our spring titles, IN THE SHADOW OF 10,000 HILLS by Jennifer Haupt are starting to roll in. Below is a wonderful review of the book, and pretty much sums up how I felt about it personally.
IN THE SHADOW OF 1000 HILLS
This is one of the finest books I have read recently. It opens with the picture of a blood spattered child, hiding in a ruined shack, frozen with fear. What she witnessed, the horror of people chopped to death with machetes, will never leave her, the screams of friends and family who did not escape haunting her dreams forever. She cowers in the filth waiting for the return of a man who has wrapped her in his shirt, promising to return when it is safe. This is Rwanda during the horrific genocide that occurred there in the 1990s.
The story moves to the present day in New York where Rachel and her husband are struggling with another miscarriage and the recent death of Rachel’s mother. The trauma has awakened Rachel’s fond memories of her loving father…
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