๐Ÿ“’ Author : Alexandra Fuller
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Random House
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2002-03-05
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 320
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 1588360490
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER โ€ข A worthy heir to Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham, Alexandra Fuller shares visceral memories of her childhood in Africa, and of her headstrong, unforgettable mother. โ€œThis is not a book you read just once, but a tale of terrible beauty to get lost in over and over.โ€โ€”Newsweek โ€œBy turns mischievous and openhearted, earthy and soaring . . . hair-raising, horrific, and thrilling.โ€โ€”The New Yorker Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, Donโ€™t Letโ€™s Go to the Dogs Tonight is suffused with Fullerโ€™s endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate. Fullerโ€™s debut is unsentimental and unflinching but always captivating. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she stares down disaster and looks back with rage and love at the life of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time. From 1972 to 1990, Alexandra Fullerโ€”known to friends and family as Boboโ€”grew up on several farms in southern and central Africa. Her father joined up on the side of the white government in the Rhodesian civil war, and was often away fighting against the powerful black guerilla factions. Her mother, in turn, flung herself at their African life and its rugged farm work with the same passion and maniacal energy she brought to everything else. Though she loved her children, she was no hand-holder and had little tolerance for neediness. She nurtured her daughters in other ways: She taught them, by example, to be resilient and self-sufficient, to have strong wills and strong opinions, and to embrace life wholeheartedly, despite and because of difficult circumstances. And she instilled in Bobo, particularly, a love of reading and of storytelling that proved to be her salvation. Alexandra Fuller writes poignantly about a girl becoming a woman and a writer against a backdrop of unrest, not just in her country but in her home. But Donโ€™t Letโ€™s Go to the Dogs Tonight is more than a survivorโ€™s story. It is the story of one womanโ€™s unbreakable bond with a continent and the people who inhabit it, a portrait lovingly realized and deeply felt. Praise for Donโ€™t Letโ€™s Go to the Dogs Tonight โ€œRiveting . . . [full of] humor and compassion.โ€โ€”O: The Oprah Magazine โ€œThe incredible story of an incredible childhood.โ€โ€”The Providence Journal


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Alexandra Fuller
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Picador
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2015-03-01
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 320
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781743536568
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : How you see a country depends on whether you are driving through it, or live in it. How you see a country depends on whether or not you can leave it, if you have to. As the daughter of white settlers in war-torn 1970s Rhodesia, Alexandra Fuller remembers a time when a schoolgirl was as likely to carry a shotgun as a satchel. This is her story - of a civil war, of a quixotic battle with nature and loss, and of a family's unbreakable bond with the continent that came to define, scar and heal them. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award in 2002, Alexandra Fuller's classic memoir of an African childhood is suffused with laughter and warmth even amid disaster. Unsentimental and unflinching, but always enchanting, it is the story of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Alexandra Fuller
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Pan Macmillan
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2014-12-15
๐Ÿ“’ Pages :
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781447275091
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : With an introduction by Anne Enright Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book award, a story of civil war and a family's unbreakable bond. How you see a country depends on whether you are driving through it, or live in it. How you see a country depends on whether or not you can leave it, if you have to. As the daughter of white settlers in war-torn 1970s Rhodesia, Alexandra Fuller remembers a time when a schoolgirl was as likely to carry a shotgun as a satchel. This is her story - of a civil war, of a quixotic battle with nature and loss, and of a family's unbreakable bond with the continent that came to define, scar and heal them. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award in 2002, Alexandra Fuller's classic memoir of an African childhood is suffused with laughter and warmth even amid disaster. Unsentimental and unflinching, but always enchanting, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight is the story of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Alexandra Fuller
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Random House Incorporated
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2003-03-01
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 315
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780375758997
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : The author describes her childhood in Africa during the Rhodesian civil war of 1971 to 1979, relating her life on farms in southern Rhodesia, Milawi, and Zambia with an alcoholic mother and frequently absent father.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Alexandra Fuller
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Random House Canada
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2011-09-13
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 256
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780307359155
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : In this tour-de-force sequel to Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller returns to Africa with the story of her unforgettable family. In Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness Alexandra Fuller braids a multi-layered narrative around the Happy Valley-era Africa of her mother's childhood; the grimness of her father's English childhood; and the darker, civil war-torn Africa of her own childhood. Born on the Scottish Isle of Skye and raised in Kenya, Nicola Fuller holds dear the kinds of values most likely to get you hurt or killed in Africa: loyalty to blood, passion for land and a holy belief in the restorative power of all animals. Fuller captures her mother's distinctive voice with remarkable precision, rendering a life story that is as funny, terrifying, exotic and unselfconscious as Nicola herself. We see Nicola and Tim Fuller in their honeymoon period, when East Africa lies before them with all the promise of its liquid equatorial light, even as the British Empire wanes. But in short order, an accumulation of mishaps and tragedies bump up against history until the couple find themselves in a world they hardly recognize. We follow the Fullers as they run from war and unspeakable heartbreak, from Kenya to Rhodesia to Zambia, even returning to England briefly. But just when it seems that Nicola has been broken entirely by Africa, it is the African earth itself that revives her. In the end we find Nicola and Tim at a coffee table under their Tree of Forgetfulness on the banana and fish farm where they plan to spend their final days. In local custom, the Tree is where villagers meet to resolve disputes--and it is here that the Fullers at last find an African kind of peace. Following the ghosts and dreams of memory, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is Alexandra Fuller at her very best. From the Hardcover edition.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Alexandra Fuller
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Penguin
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2005-04-26
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 272
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 1101118806
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : When Alexandra ("Bo") Fuller was home in Zambia a few years ago, visiting her parents for Christmas, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known for being a "tough bugger." Her father's response was a warning to steer clear of him; he told Bo: "Curiosity scribbled the cat." Nonetheless, Fuller began her strange friendship with the man she calls K, a white African and veteran of the Rhodesian war. With the same fiercely beautiful prose that won her acclaim for Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Fuller here recounts her friendship with K. K is, seemingly, a man of contradictions: tattooed, battle scarred, and weathered by farm work, he is a lion of a man, feral and bulletproof. Yet he is also a born-again Christian, given to weeping when he recollects his failed romantic life, and more than anything else welling up inside with memories of battle. For his war, like all wars, was a brutal one, marked by racial strife, jungle battles, unimaginable tortures, and the murdering of innocent civiliansโ€”and K, like all the veterans of the war, has blood on his hands. Driven by K's memories, Fuller and K decide to enter the heart of darkness in the most literal wayโ€”by traveling from Zambia through Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) and Mozambique to visit the scenes of the war and to meet other veterans. It is a strange journey into the past, one marked at once by somber reflections and odd humor and featuring characters such as Mapenga, a fellow veteran who lives with his pet lion on a little island in the middle of a lake and is known to cope with his personal demons by refusing to speak for days on end. What results from Fuller's journey is a remarkably unbiased and unsentimental glimpse of men who have killed, mutilated, tortured, and scrambled to survive during wartime and who now must attempt to live with their past and live past their sins. In these men, too, we get a glimpse of life in Africa, a land that besets its creatures with pests, plagues, and natural disasters, making the people there at once more hardened and more vulnerable than elsewhere. Scribbling the Cat is an engrossing and haunting look at war, Africa, and the lines of sanity.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Alexandra Fuller
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Penguin
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2015-01-22
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 272
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780698145610
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : New York Times Bestseller "One of the gutsiest memoirs I've ever read. And the writing--oh my god the writing." --Entertainment Weekly A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fullerโ€™s own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally confronts the tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa. A breathtaking achievement, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a memoir of such grace and intelligence, filled with such wit and courage, that it could only have been written by Alexandra Fuller. Leaving Before the Rains Come begins with the dreadful first years of the American financial crisis when Fullerโ€™s delicate balanceโ€”between American pragmatism and African fatalism, the linchpin of her unorthodox marriageโ€”irrevocably fails. Recalling her unusual courtship in Zambiaโ€”elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding dayโ€”Fuller struggles to understand her younger self as she overcomes her current misfortunes. Fuller soon realizes what is missing from her life is something that was always there: the brash and uncompromising ways of her father, the man who warned his daughter that "the problem with most people is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live." Fullerโ€™s fatherโ€”"Tim Fuller of No Fixed Abode" as he first introduced himself to his future wifeโ€”was a man who regretted nothing and wanted less, even after fighting harder and losing more than most men could bear. Leaving Before the Rains Come showcases Fuller at the peak of her abilities, threading panoramic vistas with her deepest revelations as a fully grown woman and mother. Fuller reveals how, after spending a lifetime fearfully waiting for someone to show up and save her, she discovered that, in the end, we all simply have to save ourselves. An unforgettable book, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a story of sorrow grounded in the tragic grandeur and rueful joy only to be found in Fullerโ€™s Africa. From the Hardcover edition.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Alexandra Fuller
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Penguin
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2017-06-27
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 288
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780735223356
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : The debut novel from the bestselling author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight and Leaving Before the Rains Come. โ€œAwe inspiring . . . An ardent, original, and beautifully wrought book.โ€ โ€”The New York Times Book Review Lakota Oglala Sioux Nation, South Dakota. Two Native American cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Choose Watson, are pitted against each other as their tribe is torn apart by infighting. Rick chooses the path of peace and stays; You Choose, violent and unpredictable, strikes out on his own. When he returns, after three decades behind bars, he disrupts the fragile peace and threatens the lives of the entire reservation. A complex tale that spans generations and geography, Quiet Until the Thaw conjures, with the implications of an oppressed history, how we are bound not just to immediate family but to all who have come before and will come after us, and, most of all, to the notion that everything was always, and is always, connected.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Alexandra Fuller
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Penguin
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2008
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 202
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 1594201838
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : The moving, tough, and in many ways quintessentially American story of Colton H. Bryant's life and the land that grew him.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : John Steinbeck
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Penguin
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 1994
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 105
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 0140186425
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : The tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally retarded Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm