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Forgive Me by Amanda Eyre Ward
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Mar 08, 2008

really liked it
Read in February, 2008

This is the story of a woman journalist who has been unable to commmit to even one place after tragedy strikes when she is in South Africa. It is a moving about a woman obsessed with getting a big story who makes a terrible mistake to further her own ends. Though the whole book does not read as depressing, more interesting, there is a section that is not for the faint of heart that concerns the torture of some South African dissidents. There are no torture scenes but just a brief discussion of what happened to some of those people might be too much for some. The writing is superb, enough thoughtful details so that you can feel the story but not so much that it weighs it down. I always appreciate a book that can teach you something, about a place or a time or a person but that doesn't come off as forced or preachy.

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