Title: Love in the Driest Season
Author: Neely Tucker
Published: April 5, 2005 by Broadway Books
Genres: Memoir, Non fiction, Africa,Travel, Adoption
I’m currently working on pop sugars reading challenge for this year and one of the challenges is to read a book your mother loves. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to pick but then she went ahead and for this book at library for me to read.
My mom is obsessed with Africa and is constantly trying to get me to read memoirs based there, but it’s just not a topic that interests me. This book, however, pleasantly surprised me.
It’s written by Neely Tucker who comes from my part of Mississippi and even mentions my hometown. So that gave me some incentive to get into it. At its heart this book is about him and his wife trying to adopt a baby from a orphanage in Zimbabway during the AIDS crisis on the late 1990s.
I honestly had a little trouble getting into at first and thought it was little depressing. But, once I hit the halfway point I couldn’t put it down! There is so much going on with him reporting first hand during wars in Africa and how the government somewhat turns against them, and the struggle to save a little girl from possible death is riveting. I can’t believe how incredible this story is and it’s all true.
If you prefer friction or are looking to get out of your reading box then I recommend you try this out. And of course it’s a great read for those interested in Africa or adoption stories.
I hope you check this book out and let me know what you’re reading to get out of your book comfort zone.