Leaving Before the Rains Come

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Author(s): Alexandra Fuller
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
eAudio - unabridged
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Product Number: Z08763
Released: Jan 22, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490637051
Narrator/s: Alexandra Fuller
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As her marriage collapses, the author of the international bestseller Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight relearns the fearless ways of her father to find her own true north. Standing in the wreckage of her marriage, in her adopted country America, Alexandra Fuller revisits the continent she loves and finds in her father's harsh, simple and uncompromising ways the key to her salvation. Casting a fresh eye on her parent's boisterous strengths and debilitating weaknesses, painting a vivid picture of America at the end of decades of false certainty and security, and revealing her Africa, vital and resilient, Leave Before the Rains Come is an astonishment - a memoir of such grace and intelligence, wit and courage that only Alexandra Fuller could have written it.

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Author(s): Alexandra Fuller
Narrator(s): Alexandra Fuller
Product Number C03436
Released: Jan 22, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490637044
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Author(s): Alexandra Fuller
Narrator(s): Alexandra Fuller
Product Number MP1467
Released: Jan 30, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490654881
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Author(s): Alexandra Fuller
Product Number EB00428629
Released: Jan 22, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9780698145610

Professional reviews

"Alexandra Fuller's beautifully accented voice, as rich and nuanced as her writing, makes her the perfect narrator for her intimate memoir detailing the dissolution of her marriage. Longing for stability, Fuller initially embraced her American husband's pragmatic outlook and settled existence as the ideal counterpoint to her unconventional African upbringing, which she wrote about in DONÕT LETÕS GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT. Reminiscing about the excitement, if not outright terror, of a childhood lived on the edge of the jungle under the benign neglect of eccentric parents, Fuller reluctantly accepts that this very predictability is the primary reason the marriage ultimately failed. The loss and regret this brings come through clearly as does her early joy and optimism. Fuller's gifted performance lets listeners share this deeply personal journey through sadness to trust in a happier future. M.O.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"