Karin says: I loved "Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight," and Alexandra Fuller’s sequel is just as good. This book focuses more on her mother, born in Scotland but African through and through. Alexandra has captured her mother with such clarity – she is funny, terrifying, strong, and proud. When I finally torn myself away from "Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness" I was still envisioning Fullers colorful Africa, engrossed in her family history, and amazed at her wit. Fuller writes with such comprehension of sorrow and such a vividness of place that I feel that I’ve been sipping drinks with long-lost family friends in her beloved Africa.