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Three Weeks in December

by Audrey Schulman

Three Weeks in December
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    Jan 2012, 353 pages

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Two parallel stories about struggle, progress, and preservation, set in Africa in 1899 and 2000

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.

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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 book struck me as - oh no - a biracial ...

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