In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills (Paperback)
I love the lushness of a good African tale. While this is set around the horror of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda it is about how sorrow and pain are broken through by goodness and forgiveness. Many themes are brought in: motherhood, civil rights, abandonment, loss, grief, the effects of violence and vengeance. I loved the writing, the diversity of characters, the pace and how secrets were revealed throughout. Every single part of this book is excellent. Great literary read with lots of substance and much to discuss.— From What Karin is Reading
Three decades later, in New York City, Rachel Shepherd, lost and heartbroken herself, embarks on a journey to find the father who abandoned her as a young child, determined to solve the enigma of Henry Shepherd, a now-famous photographer.
When an online search turns up a clue to his whereabouts, Rachel travels to Rwanda to connect with an unsuspecting and uncooperative Lillian. While Rachel tries to unravel the mystery of her father's disappearance, she finds unexpected allies in an ex-pat doctor running from his past and a young Tutsi woman who lived through a profound experience alongside her father.
Set against the backdrop of a country grieving and trying to heal after a devastating civil war, follow the intertwining stories of three women who discover something unexpected: grace when there can be no forgiveness.
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