Library Ed. Books on Tape 2004
CS ISBN 0736698612 $63.00 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 0736699740 $81.00/ $15.95(R) Seven CDs
DD ISBN $22.95
A war reporter inured to violence and misery, Tucker is still overwhelmed by the plight of abandoned children in Zimbabwe, where he is temporarily living. He and his African-American wife, Vita, decide to adopt Chipo, a sickly baby girl, but the local bureaucracy objects because they are foreigners. Throw in Tucker's wild travel schedule, political events in Zimbabwe, horrors in the Congo and Rwanda, and a bit of Tucker's Mississippi white family history--and you won't want to miss a word, especially with Michael Kramer reading. Through a veneer of reportorial objectivity, you hear frustration, compassion, tenderness, and determination. Long African names roll easily off his tongue. A beautiful tale, sensitively read. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 04]
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