With 22 out of 25 members rating it 4 or 5 stars,
Three Weeks in December is a clear winner with BookBrowse readers. A great choice for book clubs, this novel will certainly inspire lively discussions.
Here's what they have to say:
I was fascinated by the detailed descriptions of plant life in Rwanda and what the culture was like in East Africa in 1899. It brought to life the conflict surrounding the preservation of the land and animals in Rwanda and the need for progress (Joy N). I must say the the writing is beautiful. Many passages brought tears to my eyes, and I had to read them to my husband (Mary L). Schulman states she read over 70 books in addition to having spent time in Africa before writing Three Weeks in December
. That comes through. To tie so much information into a fascinating story is really a gift (Jeanine L). At first, this...
Beyond the Book
One of the main characters in Audrey Schulman's Three Weeks in December
- an American ethnobotanist named Max who has Asperger's Syndrome - finds herself in East Africa searching for a medicinal plant. Along the way, she follows a family of exquisite mountain gorillas that have somehow escaped local poachers and finds that she has an amazing ability to understand their non-verbal communication.
According to the African Wildlife Foundation, mountain gorillas (gorilla beringei beringei) are the largest living primate. The aptly named silverback - the...