Leopard at the Door

Leopard at the Door

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"Set in Kenya against the fading backdrop of the British Empire, a story of self-discovery, betrayal, and an impossible love. After six years in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent her childhood, but the beloved home she'd longed for is much changed. Her father's new companion--a strange, intolerant woman--has taken over the household. The political climate in the country grows more unsettled by the day and is approaching the boiling point. And looming over them all is the threat of the Mau Mau, a secret society intent on uniting the native Kenyans and overthrowing the whites. As Rachel struggles to find her place in her home and her country, she initiates a covert relationship, one that will demand from her a gross act of betrayal. One man knows her secret, and he has made it clear how she can buy his silence. But she knows something of her own, something she has never told anyone. And her knowledge brings her power"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399158254
0399158251
Branch Call Number: FICTION McVeigh 2017
Characteristics: 392 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Leopard at the door : a novel

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Apr 15, 2018

This author is so descriptive that I made myself read slowly, deliberately so as to enjoy each word. She envelopes the reader in Africa, she allows you to feel the heat of the day, the coolness of night, the wind, the stillness, the altitude, the isolation, the being part of nature. The story was compelling but her ability to transport the reader was so agile that I felt lucky to be able to read this novel word by amazing word.

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