Book Club: The Leopard at the Door
September 16, 2019 5:00pm
Address: Carol Cowan, 1243 Rockrose Rd.,NE , Albuquerque, NM US 87122
Contact: Carol Cowan
Book: The Leopard at the Door, by Jennifer McVeigh
Discussion Leader: Pat Palmer
Set in Kenya in the 1950s against the fading backdrop of the British Empire, a story of self-discovery, betrayal, and an impossible love from the author of The Fever Tree.
After six years in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent her childhood, but the beloved home she’d longed for is much changed. Her father’s new companion—a strange, intolerant woman—has taken over the household. The political climate in the country grows more unsettled by the day and is approaching the boiling point. And looming over them all is the threat of the Mau Mau, a secret society intent on uniting the native Kenyans and overthrowing the whites.