Three Weeks in December

Three Weeks in December

Book - 2012
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Penguin Putnam
In 1899 Jeremy, a young engineer, leaves a small town in Maine to oversee the construction of a railroad across East Africa. In charge of hundreds of Indian laborers, he soon finds himself the reluctant hunter of two lions that are killing his men in almost nightly attacks on their camp. Plagued by fear, wracked with malaria and alienated by a secret he can tell no one, he takes increasing solace in the company of the African who helps him hunt. In 2000 Max, an American ethnobotonist, travels to Rwanda in search of an obscure vine that could become a lifesaving pharmaceutical. Stationed in the mountains, she closely shadows a family of gorillas, the last of their group to survive the encroachment of local poachers. Max bears a striking gift for understanding the ape's non-verbal communication, but their precarious solidarity is threatened as a violent rebel group from the nearby Congo draws close.


Random House, Inc.
In 1899 Jeremy, a young engineer, leaves a small town in Maine to oversee the construction of a railroad across East Africa. In charge of hundreds of Indian laborers, he soon finds himself the reluctant hunter of two lions that are killing his men in almost nightly attacks on their camp. Plagued by fear, wracked with malaria and alienated by a secret he can tell no one, he takes increasing solace in the company of the African who helps him hunt. In 2000 Max, an American ethnobotonist, travels to Rwanda in search of an obscure vine that could become a lifesaving pharmaceutical. Stationed in the mountains, she closely shadows a family of gorillas, the last of their group to survive the encroachment of local poachers. Max bears a striking gift for understanding the ape's non-verbal communication, but their precarious solidarity is threatened as a violent rebel group from the nearby Congo draws close.

Baker & Taylor
Told in alternating perspectives, this novel--grappling with cultural, emotional and environmental challenges--follows Jeremy, a young engineer in Africa in 1899 who is tasked with hunting two lions that are killing his men, and Max, an American ethnobotonist who, while in Rwanda in 2000, tries to save a family of gorillas. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

In a novel told in alternating perspectives, Jeremy, a young engineer in Africa in 1899, hunts two lions that are killing his men, and Max, an American ethnobotanist in Rwanda in 2000, tries to save a family of gorillas.

Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, c2012
ISBN: 9781609450649
1609450647
Branch Call Number: FIC SCH
Characteristics: 353 p. ;,21 cm.

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DeltaQueen50
Oct 24, 2015

Three Weeks in December by Audrey Schulman has two African timelines to follow and in this case, the reader benefits from having two exciting storylines that alternate chapter by chapter. I enjoyed both storylines and thought they were exciting and realistic. The author built the suspense to the point where I couldnā€˜t put the book down. I thought the book could have used more editing as several spelling and grammar mistakes were obvious. But overall this was a great escape read.

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cjoanie
Oct 26, 2013

Start to finish, a great read. Thought provoking, interesting - absolutely absorbing. I will look for other books by this author and recommend to friends.

ohtethys Aug 20, 2012

This is a wonderful novel; well-written and well-researched. I am still thinking about the two stories, days after finishing it.

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librarylynners
Jul 18, 2012

I enjoyed the parallel stories unfolding.

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