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Publisher's Summary

In this stunning debut novel, Rebecca Walker turns her attention to the power of love and the limitations of the human heart. When Farida, a sophisticated college student, falls in love with Adé, a young Swahili man living on an idyllic island off the coast of Kenya, the two plan to marry and envision a simple life together - free of worldly possessions and concerns. But when Farida contracts malaria and finds herself caught in the middle of a civil war, reality crashes in around them. The lovers’ solitude is interrupted by a world in the throes of massive upheaval that threatens to tear them apart, along with all they cherish.
Haunting, exquisite, and certain to become a classic, Adé will stay with you long after you put it down. This is a timeless love story set perfectly, heartbreakingly, in our time.
©2013 Rebecca Walker (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Monnie on 01-10-15

Beautiful Love Story

What did you love best about Adé?

Imagine sitting down with your grandmother asking how she met your grandfather and listening to her tell the story while a fire is crackling in the background. Warm and cozy. That's how this story made me feel. I truly enjoyed it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ade' because he seemed to perfect.

Have you listened to any of Janina Edwards’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not but now want to search for others she's done.

If you could take any character from Adé out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Ade's father. I was curious about his story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Chad on 11-27-13

A Poignant Coming of Age Love Story

If you could sum up Adé in three words, what would they be?

Poignant Love Story

What did you like best about this story?

The overall story was beautiful. I'm glad that it ended the way that it did. I think any other ending would have been forced.

Have you listened to any of Janina Edwards’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not, but I would love to hear her perform other books.

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