“The sort of book friends press in your hands and say, ‘You must read this.’”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Isak Dinesen . . . Rebecca West . . . Gertrude Stein and Edith Wharton. To this company, in the tradition of Hemingway and others, and in many ways as brilliant as the best of them, we must now add Maria Thomas.”—Marianne Wiggins, The New York Times Book Review
Chosen as a New York Times Notable Book when it was first published in 1991, this book collects a novella and six stories about Africa, particularly Ethiopia, and the lives of different women there.