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The Atlas of Forgotten Places is that rare novel that delivers an exquisite portrait of family and love within a breathlessly, thrilling narrative.
After a long career as an aid worker, Sabine Hardt has retreated to her native Germany for a quieter life. But when her American niece Lily disappears while volunteering in Uganda, Sabine must return to places and memories she once thought buried in order to find her. In Uganda, Rose Akulu—haunted by a troubled past with the Lord’s Resistance Army—becomes distressed when her lover Ocen vanishes without a trace. Side by side, Sabine and Rose must unravel the tangled threads that tie Lily and Ocen’s lives together—ultimately discovering that the truth of their loved ones’ disappearance is inescapably entwined to the secrets the two women carry.
Masterfully plotted and vividly rendered by a fresh new voice in fiction, The Atlas of Forgotten Places delves deep into the heart of compassion and redemption through a journey that spans geographies and generations to lay bare the stories that connect us all.
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July 12, 2017
The Atlas of Forgotten Places was one of the rare books that I read without previously hearing anything about it or the author. I went in blind, guided only by the beautiful cover and the interesting blurb. I am delighted to have given this one a chance.
The novel is told in 3rd perso...
July 15, 2017
Sabine had been an aid worker in various parts of Africa for over fourteen years, but now in her forties she is working in her native Germany. Her niece Lily, following in her footsteps has been working in Uganda, at a center that helps victims that had been taken by Joseph Kony, trying to help t...
July 22, 2017
The Atlas of Forgotten Places is a tough but worthy read. It takes place primarily in contemporary Uganda and the Republic of Congo. Sabine, who lives in Germany, learns that her niece Lilly has gone missing in Uganda. Sabine herself had spent many years doing relief work in Uganda and so she goe...
October 11, 2017
I walked into this book with trepidation: a white woman writing about aid work in Uganda has all the trappings of a potentially condescending, 'well meaning' novel tinged with paternalistic racist overtones. Alternatively it could easily have also taken on a self-flaggelatory flavor in its attemp...
January 02, 2018
UPDATE: My full review is at Washington Independent Review of Books
There aren't enough stars to express how much I loved this book. Extraordinary. Review to come.
July 09, 2017
Williams brings to vivid life the Ugandan civil war through the voices of Sabine, a former aid worker who returns to Uganda to search for her missing niece, and Rose, a young Ugandan woman who has a former connection to the rebels. There are no winners in war, only those that have lost & thos...
September 26, 2017
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Don’t let this exceptional new novel fall under the radar! Based on war-torn Africa and the innocent people caught in the middle, the stunning debut, The Atlas of Forgotten Places by Jenny D. Williams takes us to...
August 08, 2017
A terrific and compelling novel set against the war and unrest in Uganda. Williams does and excellent job holding the tension and pace throughout the entire book, making me want to turn each page. Even though the language is pretty straightforward, I still felt a great sense of place.
May 17, 2017
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This tale of oppression, grief, and loss has as its background the war that took place in northern Uganda. The fictional part of this novel portrays the loss felt by an aunt, a step father, and a young woman who had previously been captur...
July 08, 2017
In striking contrast, THE ATLAS OF FORGOTTEN PLACES, manages to be incredibly beautiful while set against one of the most horrifying backdrops imaginable. This is the second book I have read in the past month about the Ugandan Civil War and Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (the first being th...