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The Memory of Love (Digital Audiobook)

By Aminatta Forna, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Narrator)

Publication Date: October 13, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/31/2011)
Paperback (9/13/2011)
Paperback, Spanish (2/28/2012)
Hardcover (1/4/2011)

January 2011 Indie Next List

“As he lays dying in a Sierra Leone hospital, Elias Cole tells his story of war to Adrian, a psychologist. Is there a secret about the war he wants to reveal in order to have a peaceful death? The human experiences of love and hate, betrayal and friendship, and death and survival are portrayed so vividly that readers will come away wondering what they would do in the same circumstances: Save oneself or sacrifice oneself? This is powerful and necessary reading.”
— Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI
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The Telegraph (UK) calls Aminatta Forna's Commonwealth Writers' Prize-winning tale an "affecting, passionate and intelligent novel about the redemptive power of love and storytelling." In the aftermath of Sierra Leone's 1990s civil war, British psychologist Adrian Lockheart comes to work at the Freetown hospital. There he meets a dying elderly patient who confesses to Adrian his past crimes of passion and betrayal. ". stunning and powerful ."-Booklist