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Brand Large Print Distribution. DE. The Congo beckons to young Amanda Brown in 1958, and she follows her missionary calling to the "dark continent" far from her South Carolina home. But enthusiasm can"t cushion her from the shock of a very foreign culture. Amanda is drawn into the lives of the villagers, and is touched by their plight. 73 руб. The White Garden: A Novel of Virginia Woolf (Superior Collection) EAN 978141042. 90 руб. Kiss and Tell (Thorndike Gentle Romance) EAN 978141042.

The Witch Doctor's Wife (Amanda Brown, Published October 20th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. Published April 16th 2010 by Large Print Press. Large Print, Paperback, 473 pages. Author(s): Tamar Myers. ISBN: 0061944114 (ISBN13: 9780061944116). ISBN: 1410423913 (ISBN13: 9781410423917).

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The Witch Doctor's Wife, Tamar Myers delves into her personal history as the daughter of Christian missionaries in the Belgian Congo. Rich and alive with the sights and sounds of the continent-as exciting, evocative, charming, and suspenseful as Alexander McCall Smith's. See all 3 brand new listings. Sold 0to20dayshipping (380436)98. 5% positive FeedbackContact seller.

With The Witch Doctor’s Wife, Tamar Myers delves into her personal history as the daughter of Christian missionaries in the Belgian 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 Africarecalls Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible, even the Academy Award-nominated film Blood Diamond. Award-winning author Carolyn Hart raves: Mesmerizin. .

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The Congo beckons to young Amanda Brown in 1958, and she follows her missionary calling to the "dark continent" far from her South Carolina home. But enthusiasm can't cushion her from the shock of a very foreign culture. Amanda is drawn into the lives of the villagers, and is touched by their plight. But when a villager finds an enormous uncut gem, events are set in motion that threaten to devastate the lives of the people Amanda has come to admire and love.

Comments: (7)

Gosar
I read this book with fascination, and complete trust in Meyers' knowledge of the Congo. I will certainly read her other Congo books. But I believe that the story and the people in it are rich and deep enough to rise out of the mystery genre, and particularly the mystery format of little tantalizing bits broken off to keep the pages turning. I longed for a good long section in the head of Cripple and then Amanda and then Their Deaths, until I got the feel and sense of all their lives and experiences. Instead we are given little "tellings" that often amount to mere announcements. I read somewhere that Meyers wants to write a book about her life in the Congo. I hope she does. I will buy it and read it instantly. I believe she will do great things with that very human mixture.

Some reviewers have complained about the paragraphs on Congo natural history that head the chapters. With care, one can see that the animals and plants described (extremely accurately) suggest interpretations of the people and the situations in the book. Very effective in enriching the background and subtly underscoring certain traits in the characters.
Lonesome Orange Kid
Tamar Myers has created an enchanting historical mystery set in the Belgian Congo in 1958 with her novel The Witch Doctor's Wife. The style reads much like a cozy, but Tamar Myers adds some weight to it with her knowledge of the Congo during this time, as she was a child of missionaries during this time period. While Tamar fell under the charm of the country she was well aware of the dangers of the time and the misuses of the colony and the people by the Belgians.

We arrive in Belle Vue, Congo with Miss Amanda Brown, a young missionary seeking atonement. The plane touches down with a crash landing in this scenic spot overlooking a falls on the Kasai River. Amanda is rescued by an African man who mysteriously disappears and that is where the fun begins.

In a sense, Myers creates a mystery within the mystery. There is a man who disappears, a diamond that winds up in the mouth of a baby, the guilt of the sweet young protagonist and no deaths until well into the book. The reader is left to wonder what will happen next and who it will happen to while getting a look at this beautiful village and its strange inhabitants.

Amanda is taking over the mission lodge which overlooks the falls and she has been left a defiant and opinionated housekeeper by the name of Protruding Navel. The Witch Doctor, Their Death's first wife Cripple applies to work with her and the reader comes to love, Cripple with her canny, good humor.

Little by little Myers draws the reader into the secrets of the village inhabitants and by the end, the reader is looking forward to the next Amanda Brown mystery.
Daigami
This was a delightful story. I have always enjoyed stories about other cultures. I like the insight into different ways of thinking. and I appreciated the snippets included about the flora and fauna of that part of Africa. Based purely on the story, I would have given it five stars. However, there were simply too many careless errors to excuse, and that cost the author a star.
For the sake of the author, I am including just a few of the errors:
p. 163 - "Dupree was prepared to the give the boy a piece of his mind . . ."
p. 170 - " . . .the driver ants would be begin their migrations."
p. 202 - " . . . and he couldn't be even be sure they were his."
There were many others, but this gives you an idea why I couldn't give the book the five stars it would have otherwise deserved. It was an enjoyable read.
Macill
This story takes place in 1958 and begins when a young female missionary from South Carolina travels to a remote village in the Congo - which, in addition to the original inhabitants, is now home to a diamond mine. The mining company employs a diverse group of people with varying motivations and priorities, and the narrative point-of-view switches continuously and yet seamlessly between the characters allowing each to share their individual thread of the total story.

"The Witch Doctor's Wife", in addition to being wonderfully funny and immensely entertaining, is what I consider to be true literature. Myers has created a cast of delightful and unique characters who make her engaging and unpredictable narrative seem very believable. It is at once a comedy of errors and a study of human nature.

Highly recommended.
Worla
An interesting book. I have lived in Kenya for 6 years and could relate to some of what was written in the book. I found it interesting and a fun book to read. One that gives you the complexity of cultures and how important it is to respect others.
Endieyab
A little slow to get in to, and overall of few too many characters; a couple absolutely without consequence. They could have never entered the story and nothing would be lost.

I loved the reality of what it was like in the Congo in the 50's, the control over the diamond industry and intertwining of individual lives. Don't expect any life changing nuggets from this book, however if you like stories of how each of us are connected in some way, and how our actions affect others, then by all means, this is the book for you.
Ahieones
Though the book has great reviews here on amazon I wasn't sure what to expect given this was my first ebook purchase and it was only $0.98. I decided to give it a try and am certainly glad I did. This book was amazing. I loved the characters and their interactions with one another. It was interesting to see the differences between the behaviours of the Americans, Belgians and Africans. I couldn't put the book down and finished it in just a few days. I would love to read more of this authors books and have already recommended this one to a friend!
The Witch Doctor's Wife (Kennebec Large Print Superior Collection) download epub
Mystery
Author: Tamar Myers
ISBN: 1410423913
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Kennebec Large Print; Large Print edition (April 16, 2010)
Pages: 487 pages