The Darling

The Darling

A Novel

eBook - 2011
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Set in Liberia and the United States from 1975 through 1991, The Darling is the story of Hannah Musgrave, a political radical and member of the Weather Underground. Hannah flees America for West Africa, where she and her Liberian husband become friends of the notorious warlord and ex-president, Charles Taylor. Hannah's encounter with Taylor ultimately triggers a series of events whose momentum catches Hannah's family in its grip and forces her to make a heartrending choice.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, [2011]
ISBN: 9780062123213
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ban
Description: 1 online resource (400 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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sherrycm
Apr 05, 2013

Great Read! Highly recommended - it was hard to put down.

The story of the young activiti's/terroists political life is pale in comparison to her life as a white woman/mother is liberia and the hard choices she had to make for herself and her children. Very interesting hisotry about the Underground Movement in the 1960s, the history of Liberia and the political strife of Africa. A compllex and very well written story that will make you think hard about your life!

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miranda57
Sep 16, 2010

I found this book to be very interesting and moving. Banks did and excellent job of writing from a woman's persepective, albeit a different kind of woman - one who had to sacrifice being with her own children in order to survive. Historically accurate and informative.

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tegan
May 03, 2010

This book is pretty boring. Although it is informative, introducing the reader to historical information about the unrest in Liberia in the 1980s, the slow pace and the overly detailed information about the protaganists relationship with the chimpanzees makes it a slow read. If you are looking for a Russell Banks book to read, check out Rule of the Bone or the Sweet Here After, they are much more enjoyable.

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