As newlyweds in 1949, fashion illustrator Rosamond Halsey Carr and her big-game-hunter/explorer husband moved to the Belgian Congo. Though her marriage was a disappointment (ending in divorce in 1956), Carr's lifelong adventure in Africa was truly remarkable. She ran a plantation in the foothills of the Virunga volcanoes; she was a close friend of primatologist Dian Fossey; and following the Rwandan genocide in 1994, she founded a direly needed orphanage. Land of a Thousand Hills is the elegant, captivating, and moving story of Carr's life in Rwanda, offering a spellbinding history of a nation and its people along the way.
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