Forgive Me

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Harper Perennial, 2008 - Bereavement - 250 pages
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A novel about love, memory, and motherhood. Nadine Morgan travels the world as a journalist, running from anything that might tie her down. Since an assignment in Cape Town ended in tragedy and regret, Nadine has not returned to South Africa, or opened her heart--until she hears the story of Jason Irving, an American student beaten to death by angry youths at the height of the apartheid era. Years later, his mother is told that Jason's killers have applied for amnesty. Filled with rage, she resolves to fight the murderers' pleas for forgiveness. As Nadine follows the Irvings to beautiful, ghost-filled South Africa, she is flooded with memories of a time when the pull toward adventure and intrigue left her with a broken heart. Hoping to lose herself in her coverage of the murder trial, Nadine grows closer to Jason's mother as well as to the mother of one of Jason's killers--with profound consequences.--From publisher description.

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User Review  - periwinklejane - LibraryThing

I'm waffling between three and four stars for this one. I liked it quite a bit. It's always hard to know how you'll feel about a book six months later, but right now this one has me researching South ... Read full review

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User Review  - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing

I just finished reading Forgive Me by Amanda Eyre Ward. Nadine Morgan is a journalist who travels the world, covering dangerous and important events and running from anything that might tie her down ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Amanda Eyre Ward was born in New York City, and graduated from Williams College and the University of Montana. Her short stories have been published in various literary reviews and magazines. She is the author of the critically acclaimed and award-winning novel 'Sleep Toward Heaven' and 'How To Be Lost', and was named by the New York Post as one of five Writers to Watch in 2003. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, geologist Tip Meckel.

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