From Library Journal
Since the movie Out of Africa there has been renewed interest in African memoirs. This work by a native Italian woman who gave up a comfortable life in her homeland to pursue a dream to live in Kenya should appeal to readers who were enthralled with Isak Dinesen, Elspeth Huxley, and Beryl Markham. Unfortunately, Gallman lacks the depth of feeling and literary qualities evident in those authors. Writing in a lyrical style that at times seems forced, Gallman describes her move to Africa at the age of 25 with her husband Paolo and son Emanuele. Both Paolo and Emanuele meet violent deaths, but Gallmann is determined to stay with her newborn daughter in Kenya. She starts a ranch and a foundation to preserve African wildlife from poachers. While her story is often entertaining, the book bogs down in relating her relationships with her husband and son. Purchase only where interest demands.
– Edell Marie Peters, Brookfield P.L., Wis.
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