LOVE IN THE DRIEST SEASON: A Family MemoirEditorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe
Debut memoir by Washington Post staffer Tucker describes his attempt with his wife to adopt a sick and abandoned child, setting their saga against the backdrop of Zimbabwe's social disintegration.Tucker had seen his share of desperate locales during his years as a foreign correspondent in Eastern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa for the Detroit Free Press. A white man who grew up in Mississippi ... Read full review
Review: Love in the Driest Season: A Family MemoirEditorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Andi Shechter
Despite being a wonderful book, LOVE IN THE DRIEST SEASON was difficult to read. Or maybe I should say, "Because it is a wonderful book." This is a wrenching, ultimately wonderful tale of an American couple who adopts a child. Most, if not all, adoption stories are unique and traumatic at times. This one surpasses a lot of assumptions. For one thing, Neely and Vita Tucker are anything but an ... Read full review
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I just read this book in a day. I couldn't put it down. I cried, I laughed, and mourned while reading this book. Absolutely worth the read. I love the way that Neely writes this book as well. He writes like he is telling his story to a dear friend. What an amazing journey him and his wife Vita had. God Bless the work they did for these orphans in Africa.