Booknotes from Our Staff

The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (Atlantic Monthly Press)

This heartbreaking, absorbing story about love and the legacy of war raises deep questions about our ability to go on and to love again after losing those we love most. Set after the Sierra Leone Civil War of the 1990s, the novel’s characters include a young surgeon who lives with the consequences of what he has done for the love of an inaccessible woman, an elderly man who is finally ready to discuss his own betrayal of others, and a woman who, having lost her loved ones, must now endure more. The spare beauty of Forna’s prose makes these characters live on long after the last page is turned. –Karen

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BOOKNOTES, the book review of THE ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY, is written entirely by bookstore staff. It represents a sampling of recently published and forthcoming books that we have enjoyed reading. We appreciate every opportunity to assist in finding books to meet your interests.

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