The Witch Doctor's Wife

The Witch Doctor's Wife

Book - 2009
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"A lush novel, rich with tension and intricately woven, believable characters. Myers clearly loves theCongo--and you will love this book. I did!"

--Mary Alice Monroe, bestselling author of Last Light over Carolina

With The Witch Doctor's Wife, Tamar Myers delves into her personal history as the daughter of Christian missionaries in theBelgian Congo . Rich and alive with the sights and sounds of the continent--as exciting, evocative, charming, and suspenseful as Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels--Myer's unforgettable excursion to colonial Africa recalls Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, even the Academy Award-nominated film Blood Diamond. Award-winning author Carolyn Hart raves: "M esmerizing.... The Witch Doctor's Wife will long linger in the hearts and minds of readers. Authentic. Powerful. Triumphant."

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2009
ISBN: 9780061727832
Branch Call Number: FIC Myers 3564
Characteristics: 307 p

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rlinda
Jul 26, 2013

A beautiful unusual story.
The title makes you think the story is going to head in one direction, and so the plot is very fresh and unexpected. Fun, strange details about life in the Congo.

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varaidzo89
Jul 07, 2011

A good read.

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Travelicious
May 14, 2010

I really enjoyed the story told here, as the author grew up in the Congo and paints a wonderful portrait of it. However, there are too many typographical errors. I lost count at 8, and I found them very distracting. This book needs a good proofreader!

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ready2read
Mar 03, 2010

There was something quite charming about this book.I hope it is the first in a series because I really want to visit some of these characters again. Interesting

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trepid
Dec 30, 2009

I was expecting the usual hilarious prose from this author and when I started to read the book thought it wouldn't be to my taste. It is different from what I usually read but very enjoyable, very well written.

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