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Now, in her newest novel The Memory of Love, Aminatta Forna evokes the haunting atmosphere of a country at war, and the powerful stories of two generations of African life.

In contemporary Sierra Leone, a devastating civil war has left an entire populace with scars to hide and secrets to keep. On the run from an empty life, British psychologist Adrian Lockheart arrives with good intentions and a desire to help. He forges a friendship with Kai Mansaray, a charismatic and overworked young surgeon with a sharp sense of responsibility to his country and a heavy burden of memories to bear. Meanwhile Elias Cole, a retired professor nearing death, summons Adrian to his bedside to hear a final accounting of his life-not all of it noble. As past and present intersect in the buzzing city, Kai and Elias are drawn unwittingly closer, connected by a deep bond to one woman at the center of their stories.

A work of breathtaking writing and rare wisdom, The Memory of Love , she seamlessly weaves together the lives of these three men to create a powerful story of loss, absolution, and the indelible effects of the past-and, at the end of it all, the very nature of love.

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