Love in the Driest Season

A Family Memoir

By Neely Tucker
(Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9781400081608, 276pp.)

Publication Date: April 5, 2005

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In 1997 foreign correspondent Neely Tucker and his wife, Vita, arrived in Zimbabwe. After witnessing the devastating consequences of AIDS and economic disaster on the country’s children, the couple started volunteering at an orphanage where a critically ill infant, abandoned in a field on the day she was born, was trusted to their care. Within weeks, Chipo, the baby girl whose name means “gift,” would come to mean everything to them. Their decision to adopt her, however, would challenge an unspoken social norm: that foreigners should never adopt Zimbabwean children. Against a background of war, terrorism, disease, and unbearable uncertainty about the future, Chipo’s true story emerges as an inspiring testament to the miracles that love—and dogged determination—can sometimes achieve.




About the Author
Neely Tucker'sjournalism career spans twenty-five years, fourteen of which he's spent at"The Washington Post". His 2004 memoir, "Love in the Driest Season", was named one of the Best 25 Books of the Year by"Publishers Weekly". Born in Mississippi, Tucker lives with his family in Bethesda, Maryland.
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