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I had read Alexandra Fuller's first memoir of her family, "Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight" about two years ago and loved it. It is the book that her mother refers to as "that awful book" in the current memoir, "Cocktail Hour under the Tree of Forgetfulness." I listened to this one via my MP3 player. This book had many major tragic incidents which sometimes caused me to turn off the book for a time until I felt as if I could listen again. Fortunately, it also has humor. Because this book focuses mainly on Ms. Fuller's mother, it really helped me to understand her mother's episodes with mental problems. The miracle is that she managed to go on and live a fulfilling life and choose to continue living in Rhodesia, later Zimbabwe.
Overall another really good adventure by Mr. King, though is not a favorite of mine. Excellent world building, slightly darker feel then some of his other books, in my opinion.
This was a really good story! I couldn't wait to find out what happened and discover more about the characters back story and secrets. The characters were really well developed and as with other Jodi Picoult books, I liked how it was told from multiple characters view points. One thing that threw me was that Elise stated in court that she was forty seven but it isn't possible. I googled it and someone said that Jodi Picoult said it was a typo and Elise is actually fifty seven. That made much more sense. I would definitely read this book again down the track and would recommend it.