Book Reviews of East of the Sun

East of the Sun
East of the Sun
ISBN-13: 9780345342591
ISBN-10: 0345342593
Publication Date: 6/12/1988
Pages: 571
Edition: 1st ed
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

5 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Story about a missionary in primitive Africa in the late 1920's and two women who brought medicine to the natives.
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The story of three generations of women in the medical field in Africa in the 20th century. A very good family saga with a lot of side characters that I liked as much as, if not more than, the main characters. I learned more than I ever knew about the geography and rich history of Africa.
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A wonderful epic set in Africa.
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Wow, I just loved this book! I'm not usally a romance reader but when it is based in historical fact and such interesting subject material, I was quickly hooked. A young independent woman follows the man she loves to Arica where they run a hospital and and bring healing to the natives in the Belgian Congo. Very well written and a great story. The book follows the life of the protagonist over 60 years, where you also meet her daughter and her granddaughter; al very strong women ahead of their times.The male heroes seemed a little too perfect to me, but the situation around them is fascinating. Definitely worth the read. It's one I'm passing on to my closest friends.