The Brightest Sun by Adrienne Benson audiobook

The Brightest Sun

By Adrienne Benson
Read by Rachel Fulginiti

Park Row Books, Harlequin Audio 9780778331278
12.02 Hours Unabridged
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An illuminating debut following three women in their search for home and family in 1990s sub-Saharan Africa Leona, an isolated American anthropologist, births a baby girl in a remote Maasai village and must decide how she can be a mother, in spite of her own grim childhood. Jane, a lonely expat wife, follows her husband to the tropics and learns just how fragile life is. Simi, a barren Maasai woman, must confront her infertility in a society in which females are valued by their reproductive roles. In this affecting debut novel, three very different women grapple with motherhood, recalibrate their identities, and confront unforeseen tragedies and triumphs. In beautiful, evocative prose, Adrienne Benson brings to life the striking Kenyan terrain as these women’s lives intertwine in unexpected ways. As they face their own challenges and heartbreaks, they find strength traversing the arid landscapes of tenuous human connection. With gripping poignancy, The Brightest Sun explores the heartbreak of loss, the struggle to find a sense of belonging, and the surprising ways we find our family and home.

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Summary

Summary

An illuminating debut following three women in their search for home and family in 1990s sub-Saharan Africa

Leona, an isolated American anthropologist, births a baby girl in a remote Maasai village and must decide how she can be a mother, in spite of her own grim childhood. Jane, a lonely expat wife, follows her husband to the tropics and learns just how fragile life is. Simi, a barren Maasai woman, must confront her infertility in a society in which females are valued by their reproductive roles. In this affecting debut novel, three very different women grapple with motherhood, recalibrate their identities, and confront unforeseen tragedies and triumphs.

In beautiful, evocative prose, Adrienne Benson brings to life the striking Kenyan terrain as these women’s lives intertwine in unexpected ways. As they face their own challenges and heartbreaks, they find strength traversing the arid landscapes of tenuous human connection. With gripping poignancy, The Brightest Sun explores the heartbreak of loss, the struggle to find a sense of belonging, and the surprising ways we find our family and home.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Benson illuminates human emotion and psychology with such accuracy that you are brought home again, almost dizzily, to your own recognizable heart. That is beautiful storytelling, and this is a beautiful novel.” Tim Johnston, New York Times bestselling author
“Benson’s depiction of motherhood across circumstances will please readers interested in stories about forging homes in other cultures.” Publishers Weekly
“The African backdrop gives an interesting spin to Benson’s exploration of themes related to motherhood, outsiderness, and emotional connection.” Booklist
“This engrossing narrative offers the experience of engaging and empathizing with cultural differences deeper than unfamiliar customs. It can transport you to Kenya and present the doors of kinship.” Mary Catherine Bateson, author of Composing a Life
“Benson’s characters are complicated people, damaged by circumstances past and present; her exploration of what it takes for their wounds to heal is aglow with empathy and insight.” Susi Wyss, author of The Civilized World
The Brightest Sun dazzles. A riveting page-turner filled with wonder, grace, and joy. Adrienne Benson is a fantastic writer.” Brando Skyhorse, author of The Madonnas of Echo Park

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Author Bio: Adrienne Benson

Author Bio: Adrienne Benson

Adrienne Benson was raised in Africa, and has called Kenya, Liberia, Zambia, and the Ivory Coast home. A former Peace Corps volunteer, her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and the Foreign Service Journal, as well as in a handful of literary journals.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 12.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English