A Memoir of Romance, Love, and SurvivalBook - 2017
"A seasoned war correspondent, Jeffrey Gettleman has covered every major conflict over the past twenty years, from Afghanistan to Iraq to the Congo. For the past decade, he has served as the East Africa bureau chief for the New York Times, fulfilling a teenage dream. At nineteen, Gettleman fell in love, twice. On a do-it-yourself community service trip in college, he went to East Africa--a terrifying, exciting, dreamlike part of the world in the throes of change that imprinted itself on his imagination and on his heart. But around that same time he also fell in love with a fellow Cornell student--the brightest, classiest, most principled woman he'd ever met. To say they were opposites was an understatement. She became a criminal lawyer in America; he hungered to return to Africa. For the next decade he would be torn between these two abiding passions" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: B GETTLEMAN
Characteristics: 325 pages ; 24 cm
From Library Staff
Torn between two loves, one a woman, one a war-torn country, foreign correspondent Jeffrey Gettelman must figure out how to negotiate between his passions for both. Very well written, rich, deep and moving.
From the critics