‘Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness’

Last week I bought an early copy of the newly released “Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness” by one of my favorite writers, Alexandra Fuller. I am very much looking forward to sinking my teeth into this one because on Monday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. she will be at Powell’s in Portland on her book tour. Since it was a book reading a few years ago that first introduced me to Fuller’s work, it will be a treat to see her again.

In “Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness,” Fuller revisits Africa and gives us a prequel to her first book and memoir, “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight.” In it she makes her quirky mother Nicola Fuller the star of the narrative, and I’m sure it will be equally insightful and humorous. Fuller has a way with words making the ordinary seem extraordinary and shining light and meaning on universal issues.

I reviewed her book “Scribbling the Cat” last year. Read it here.

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