In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills

In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills

Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of this inspiring novel that bestselling author Wally Lamb calls "an evocative page-turner" and Caroline Leavitt calls "blazingly original" is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiveness. In 1968, Lillian Carl Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace...

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Title:In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills
Author:Jennifer Haupt
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1771681330
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills Reviews

  • Cheri
    Feb 20, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

  • Elyse
    Jan 12, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

  • Sue
    Jan 28, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

    ?Amohoro? means ?peace be between us in this encounter? and is the common greeting used in Rwanda?the primary setting for this exquisite novel. Haupt vividly captures the respect and depth of amohoro as she relays an extraordinary multicultural account of women, men and child...

    This blazingly original novel is about the illusions of love, the way memory can confound or release you, and the knotted threads that make up family?and forgiveness. Profound, powerful, and oh, so, so moving.? ...

    Sometimes you just know, almost as soon as you start reading, that you're going to love a book.   This was one of those times.   I started In the Shadow of 10000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt with high expectations and not for one moment was I disappointed.  The note from Michelle Halke...

    Jennifer Haupt's debut novel is a stunner. "In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills" weaves the devastation of Rwanda's genocide inside the emotional trauma of abandonment. Haupt does not shy from this country's horror. Front and center, it plays out as we travel with the main character, a woman...

    This is a beautiful well written novel about a horrific event in world history - the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s. It's about love and creating our families not from blood but from the people who mean the most to us. The book follows the intertwining stories of three women. Lilli...

  • Marialyce
    Apr 03, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

  • James Martin
    Mar 21, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

    ?Amohoro? means ?peace be between us in this encounter? and is the common greeting used in Rwanda?the primary setting for this exquisite novel. Haupt vividly captures the respect and depth of amohoro as she relays an extraordinary multicultural account of women, men and child...

    This blazingly original novel is about the illusions of love, the way memory can confound or release you, and the knotted threads that make up family?and forgiveness. Profound, powerful, and oh, so, so moving.? ...

    Sometimes you just know, almost as soon as you start reading, that you're going to love a book.   This was one of those times.   I started In the Shadow of 10000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt with high expectations and not for one moment was I disappointed.  The note from Michelle Halke...

    Jennifer Haupt's debut novel is a stunner. "In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills" weaves the devastation of Rwanda's genocide inside the emotional trauma of abandonment. Haupt does not shy from this country's horror. Front and center, it plays out as we travel with the main character, a woman...

    This is a beautiful well written novel about a horrific event in world history - the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s. It's about love and creating our families not from blood but from the people who mean the most to us. The book follows the intertwining stories of three women. Lilli...

    Jennifer Haupt's heartbreaking novel is set in Rwanda, a few years after the mid 90's genocide. Rachel, an American, travels to Rwanda to try to track down her father, Henry, who disappeared when she was a child. Her search leads her to Lillian, who spent 20 years living with Henry. Ra...

    Jennifer Haupt is a gifted writer and a big talent. Her beautifully told story manages--with grace and compassion and deep wisdom--to embrace the journey of heartache and restoration of an American woman in search of her father's truth as she wrestles with the mysteries and vagaries o...

    In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills is unlike any other book I've ever read. In Jennifer Haupt's review of her novel, she says it took her 11 years to bring this story together, and I personally believe that hard work really paid off for her. This novel is so original, and I felt the author'...

    Jennifer is a master at evoking a particular time and place in history. Her writing gently invited me to discard what I thought I knew about the US Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and the Rwandan genocide in the late 1990s, in order to gain a more complex and intimate understanding ...

    How does one create a novel out of the unspeakable horror that occurred in the mid-nineties in Rwanda? One way would be to look at it from the present, weaving in characters affected, directly or indirectly, by the genocide of some 800,000. Then create one character whose actions, wher...

  • Caroline Leavitt
    Sep 07, 2017

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

    ?Amohoro? means ?peace be between us in this encounter? and is the common greeting used in Rwanda?the primary setting for this exquisite novel. Haupt vividly captures the respect and depth of amohoro as she relays an extraordinary multicultural account of women, men and child...

    This blazingly original novel is about the illusions of love, the way memory can confound or release you, and the knotted threads that make up family?and forgiveness. Profound, powerful, and oh, so, so moving.? ...

  • Lori
    Apr 16, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Feb 25, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

  • Dianah
    Nov 16, 2017

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

    ?Amohoro? means ?peace be between us in this encounter? and is the common greeting used in Rwanda?the primary setting for this exquisite novel. Haupt vividly captures the respect and depth of amohoro as she relays an extraordinary multicultural account of women, men and child...

    This blazingly original novel is about the illusions of love, the way memory can confound or release you, and the knotted threads that make up family?and forgiveness. Profound, powerful, and oh, so, so moving.? ...

    Sometimes you just know, almost as soon as you start reading, that you're going to love a book.   This was one of those times.   I started In the Shadow of 10000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt with high expectations and not for one moment was I disappointed.  The note from Michelle Halke...

    Jennifer Haupt's debut novel is a stunner. "In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills" weaves the devastation of Rwanda's genocide inside the emotional trauma of abandonment. Haupt does not shy from this country's horror. Front and center, it plays out as we travel with the main character, a woman...

    This is a beautiful well written novel about a horrific event in world history - the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s. It's about love and creating our families not from blood but from the people who mean the most to us. The book follows the intertwining stories of three women. Lilli...

    Jennifer Haupt's heartbreaking novel is set in Rwanda, a few years after the mid 90's genocide. Rachel, an American, travels to Rwanda to try to track down her father, Henry, who disappeared when she was a child. Her search leads her to Lillian, who spent 20 years living with Henry. Ra...

  • Angela M
    Mar 24, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

  • Debra
    Mar 05, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

  • Antoinette
    Apr 13, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

  • Kim Williamson
    Nov 01, 2017

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

    ?Amohoro? means ?peace be between us in this encounter? and is the common greeting used in Rwanda?the primary setting for this exquisite novel. Haupt vividly captures the respect and depth of amohoro as she relays an extraordinary multicultural account of women, men and child...

    This blazingly original novel is about the illusions of love, the way memory can confound or release you, and the knotted threads that make up family?and forgiveness. Profound, powerful, and oh, so, so moving.? ...

    Sometimes you just know, almost as soon as you start reading, that you're going to love a book.   This was one of those times.   I started In the Shadow of 10000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt with high expectations and not for one moment was I disappointed.  The note from Michelle Halke...

    Jennifer Haupt's debut novel is a stunner. "In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills" weaves the devastation of Rwanda's genocide inside the emotional trauma of abandonment. Haupt does not shy from this country's horror. Front and center, it plays out as we travel with the main character, a woman...

    This is a beautiful well written novel about a horrific event in world history - the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s. It's about love and creating our families not from blood but from the people who mean the most to us. The book follows the intertwining stories of three women. Lilli...

    Jennifer Haupt's heartbreaking novel is set in Rwanda, a few years after the mid 90's genocide. Rachel, an American, travels to Rwanda to try to track down her father, Henry, who disappeared when she was a child. Her search leads her to Lillian, who spent 20 years living with Henry. Ra...

    Jennifer Haupt is a gifted writer and a big talent. Her beautifully told story manages--with grace and compassion and deep wisdom--to embrace the journey of heartache and restoration of an American woman in search of her father's truth as she wrestles with the mysteries and vagaries o...

    In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills is unlike any other book I've ever read. In Jennifer Haupt's review of her novel, she says it took her 11 years to bring this story together, and I personally believe that hard work really paid off for her. This novel is so original, and I felt the author'...

    Jennifer is a master at evoking a particular time and place in history. Her writing gently invited me to discard what I thought I knew about the US Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and the Rwandan genocide in the late 1990s, in order to gain a more complex and intimate understanding ...

    How does one create a novel out of the unspeakable horror that occurred in the mid-nineties in Rwanda? One way would be to look at it from the present, weaving in characters affected, directly or indirectly, by the genocide of some 800,000. Then create one character whose actions, wher...

    In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills is a searing, large-hearted and beautifully written novel about three women whose lives connect in Rwanda post-genocide. It?s a difficult subject, but Haupt manages to find the light within the shadows, the "amahoro" that endures after loss both personal...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a book that leaves the reader numb upon completion. We live in a society that sometimes forgets how horrendous life can be for others in the world and Haupt reminds the reader to count their blessings. The story follows the journey of a young woman, Rachel,...

    A tapestry of lives revolving around one man; a father, a husband, a lover, who inadvertently brings together the different women in his life. Centered around both the US Civil Rights Movement and the 1994 Rwandan slaughter, Haupt entwines the histories of two nations within the storie...

    Powerful, important, beautifully written book that everyone should read. ...

    I had the pleasure of reading the ARC and found it to be a very moving story. It's based on historical events and gave me a deeper understanding of what went on in in the area. It is also a personal story of pain and forgiveness on many levels. The characters are well developed and tot...

    Jennifer Haupt?s debut novel is simply superb. Its rich plot and vivid narrative will have you eager to turn each beautiful, haunting page. Powerful and so very timely. ...

  • Elizabeth
    Nov 12, 2017

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

    ?Amohoro? means ?peace be between us in this encounter? and is the common greeting used in Rwanda?the primary setting for this exquisite novel. Haupt vividly captures the respect and depth of amohoro as she relays an extraordinary multicultural account of women, men and child...

    This blazingly original novel is about the illusions of love, the way memory can confound or release you, and the knotted threads that make up family?and forgiveness. Profound, powerful, and oh, so, so moving.? ...

    Sometimes you just know, almost as soon as you start reading, that you're going to love a book.   This was one of those times.   I started In the Shadow of 10000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt with high expectations and not for one moment was I disappointed.  The note from Michelle Halke...

    Jennifer Haupt's debut novel is a stunner. "In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills" weaves the devastation of Rwanda's genocide inside the emotional trauma of abandonment. Haupt does not shy from this country's horror. Front and center, it plays out as we travel with the main character, a woman...

    This is a beautiful well written novel about a horrific event in world history - the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s. It's about love and creating our families not from blood but from the people who mean the most to us. The book follows the intertwining stories of three women. Lilli...

    Jennifer Haupt's heartbreaking novel is set in Rwanda, a few years after the mid 90's genocide. Rachel, an American, travels to Rwanda to try to track down her father, Henry, who disappeared when she was a child. Her search leads her to Lillian, who spent 20 years living with Henry. Ra...

    Jennifer Haupt is a gifted writer and a big talent. Her beautifully told story manages--with grace and compassion and deep wisdom--to embrace the journey of heartache and restoration of an American woman in search of her father's truth as she wrestles with the mysteries and vagaries o...

    In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills is unlike any other book I've ever read. In Jennifer Haupt's review of her novel, she says it took her 11 years to bring this story together, and I personally believe that hard work really paid off for her. This novel is so original, and I felt the author'...

    Jennifer is a master at evoking a particular time and place in history. Her writing gently invited me to discard what I thought I knew about the US Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and the Rwandan genocide in the late 1990s, in order to gain a more complex and intimate understanding ...

  • Jessica Keener
    Sep 03, 2017

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

    ?Amohoro? means ?peace be between us in this encounter? and is the common greeting used in Rwanda?the primary setting for this exquisite novel. Haupt vividly captures the respect and depth of amohoro as she relays an extraordinary multicultural account of women, men and child...

    This blazingly original novel is about the illusions of love, the way memory can confound or release you, and the knotted threads that make up family?and forgiveness. Profound, powerful, and oh, so, so moving.? ...

    Sometimes you just know, almost as soon as you start reading, that you're going to love a book.   This was one of those times.   I started In the Shadow of 10000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt with high expectations and not for one moment was I disappointed.  The note from Michelle Halke...

    Jennifer Haupt's debut novel is a stunner. "In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills" weaves the devastation of Rwanda's genocide inside the emotional trauma of abandonment. Haupt does not shy from this country's horror. Front and center, it plays out as we travel with the main character, a woman...

    This is a beautiful well written novel about a horrific event in world history - the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s. It's about love and creating our families not from blood but from the people who mean the most to us. The book follows the intertwining stories of three women. Lilli...

    Jennifer Haupt's heartbreaking novel is set in Rwanda, a few years after the mid 90's genocide. Rachel, an American, travels to Rwanda to try to track down her father, Henry, who disappeared when she was a child. Her search leads her to Lillian, who spent 20 years living with Henry. Ra...

    Jennifer Haupt is a gifted writer and a big talent. Her beautifully told story manages--with grace and compassion and deep wisdom--to embrace the journey of heartache and restoration of an American woman in search of her father's truth as she wrestles with the mysteries and vagaries o...

  • Michael Ferro
    Apr 03, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

  • Margitte
    May 12, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

  • Julie
    Nov 14, 2017

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

    ?Amohoro? means ?peace be between us in this encounter? and is the common greeting used in Rwanda?the primary setting for this exquisite novel. Haupt vividly captures the respect and depth of amohoro as she relays an extraordinary multicultural account of women, men and child...

    This blazingly original novel is about the illusions of love, the way memory can confound or release you, and the knotted threads that make up family?and forgiveness. Profound, powerful, and oh, so, so moving.? ...

    Sometimes you just know, almost as soon as you start reading, that you're going to love a book.   This was one of those times.   I started In the Shadow of 10000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt with high expectations and not for one moment was I disappointed.  The note from Michelle Halke...

    Jennifer Haupt's debut novel is a stunner. "In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills" weaves the devastation of Rwanda's genocide inside the emotional trauma of abandonment. Haupt does not shy from this country's horror. Front and center, it plays out as we travel with the main character, a woman...

  • Anna Quinn
    Nov 26, 2017

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

    ?Amohoro? means ?peace be between us in this encounter? and is the common greeting used in Rwanda?the primary setting for this exquisite novel. Haupt vividly captures the respect and depth of amohoro as she relays an extraordinary multicultural account of women, men and child...

  • Kim Pet
    Jan 29, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

    ?Amohoro? means ?peace be between us in this encounter? and is the common greeting used in Rwanda?the primary setting for this exquisite novel. Haupt vividly captures the respect and depth of amohoro as she relays an extraordinary multicultural account of women, men and child...

    This blazingly original novel is about the illusions of love, the way memory can confound or release you, and the knotted threads that make up family?and forgiveness. Profound, powerful, and oh, so, so moving.? ...

    Sometimes you just know, almost as soon as you start reading, that you're going to love a book.   This was one of those times.   I started In the Shadow of 10000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt with high expectations and not for one moment was I disappointed.  The note from Michelle Halke...

    Jennifer Haupt's debut novel is a stunner. "In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills" weaves the devastation of Rwanda's genocide inside the emotional trauma of abandonment. Haupt does not shy from this country's horror. Front and center, it plays out as we travel with the main character, a woman...

    This is a beautiful well written novel about a horrific event in world history - the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s. It's about love and creating our families not from blood but from the people who mean the most to us. The book follows the intertwining stories of three women. Lilli...

    Jennifer Haupt's heartbreaking novel is set in Rwanda, a few years after the mid 90's genocide. Rachel, an American, travels to Rwanda to try to track down her father, Henry, who disappeared when she was a child. Her search leads her to Lillian, who spent 20 years living with Henry. Ra...

    Jennifer Haupt is a gifted writer and a big talent. Her beautifully told story manages--with grace and compassion and deep wisdom--to embrace the journey of heartache and restoration of an American woman in search of her father's truth as she wrestles with the mysteries and vagaries o...

    In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills is unlike any other book I've ever read. In Jennifer Haupt's review of her novel, she says it took her 11 years to bring this story together, and I personally believe that hard work really paid off for her. This novel is so original, and I felt the author'...

    Jennifer is a master at evoking a particular time and place in history. Her writing gently invited me to discard what I thought I knew about the US Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and the Rwandan genocide in the late 1990s, in order to gain a more complex and intimate understanding ...

    How does one create a novel out of the unspeakable horror that occurred in the mid-nineties in Rwanda? One way would be to look at it from the present, weaving in characters affected, directly or indirectly, by the genocide of some 800,000. Then create one character whose actions, wher...

    In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills is a searing, large-hearted and beautifully written novel about three women whose lives connect in Rwanda post-genocide. It?s a difficult subject, but Haupt manages to find the light within the shadows, the "amahoro" that endures after loss both personal...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a book that leaves the reader numb upon completion. We live in a society that sometimes forgets how horrendous life can be for others in the world and Haupt reminds the reader to count their blessings. The story follows the journey of a young woman, Rachel,...

    A tapestry of lives revolving around one man; a father, a husband, a lover, who inadvertently brings together the different women in his life. Centered around both the US Civil Rights Movement and the 1994 Rwandan slaughter, Haupt entwines the histories of two nations within the storie...

  • Jennifer Haupt
    Aug 31, 2017

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

  • Heather
    Mar 05, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

    ?Amohoro? means ?peace be between us in this encounter? and is the common greeting used in Rwanda?the primary setting for this exquisite novel. Haupt vividly captures the respect and depth of amohoro as she relays an extraordinary multicultural account of women, men and child...

    This blazingly original novel is about the illusions of love, the way memory can confound or release you, and the knotted threads that make up family?and forgiveness. Profound, powerful, and oh, so, so moving.? ...

    Sometimes you just know, almost as soon as you start reading, that you're going to love a book.   This was one of those times.   I started In the Shadow of 10000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt with high expectations and not for one moment was I disappointed.  The note from Michelle Halke...

    Jennifer Haupt's debut novel is a stunner. "In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills" weaves the devastation of Rwanda's genocide inside the emotional trauma of abandonment. Haupt does not shy from this country's horror. Front and center, it plays out as we travel with the main character, a woman...

    This is a beautiful well written novel about a horrific event in world history - the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s. It's about love and creating our families not from blood but from the people who mean the most to us. The book follows the intertwining stories of three women. Lilli...

    Jennifer Haupt's heartbreaking novel is set in Rwanda, a few years after the mid 90's genocide. Rachel, an American, travels to Rwanda to try to track down her father, Henry, who disappeared when she was a child. Her search leads her to Lillian, who spent 20 years living with Henry. Ra...

    Jennifer Haupt is a gifted writer and a big talent. Her beautifully told story manages--with grace and compassion and deep wisdom--to embrace the journey of heartache and restoration of an American woman in search of her father's truth as she wrestles with the mysteries and vagaries o...

    In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills is unlike any other book I've ever read. In Jennifer Haupt's review of her novel, she says it took her 11 years to bring this story together, and I personally believe that hard work really paid off for her. This novel is so original, and I felt the author'...

  • Jen
    May 29, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

  • Mackey St
    Jun 15, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister
    Apr 03, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

  • Linda Smith
    Jan 29, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

    ?Amohoro? means ?peace be between us in this encounter? and is the common greeting used in Rwanda?the primary setting for this exquisite novel. Haupt vividly captures the respect and depth of amohoro as she relays an extraordinary multicultural account of women, men and child...

    This blazingly original novel is about the illusions of love, the way memory can confound or release you, and the knotted threads that make up family?and forgiveness. Profound, powerful, and oh, so, so moving.? ...

    Sometimes you just know, almost as soon as you start reading, that you're going to love a book.   This was one of those times.   I started In the Shadow of 10000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt with high expectations and not for one moment was I disappointed.  The note from Michelle Halke...

    Jennifer Haupt's debut novel is a stunner. "In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills" weaves the devastation of Rwanda's genocide inside the emotional trauma of abandonment. Haupt does not shy from this country's horror. Front and center, it plays out as we travel with the main character, a woman...

    This is a beautiful well written novel about a horrific event in world history - the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s. It's about love and creating our families not from blood but from the people who mean the most to us. The book follows the intertwining stories of three women. Lilli...

    Jennifer Haupt's heartbreaking novel is set in Rwanda, a few years after the mid 90's genocide. Rachel, an American, travels to Rwanda to try to track down her father, Henry, who disappeared when she was a child. Her search leads her to Lillian, who spent 20 years living with Henry. Ra...

    Jennifer Haupt is a gifted writer and a big talent. Her beautifully told story manages--with grace and compassion and deep wisdom--to embrace the journey of heartache and restoration of an American woman in search of her father's truth as she wrestles with the mysteries and vagaries o...

    In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills is unlike any other book I've ever read. In Jennifer Haupt's review of her novel, she says it took her 11 years to bring this story together, and I personally believe that hard work really paid off for her. This novel is so original, and I felt the author'...

    Jennifer is a master at evoking a particular time and place in history. Her writing gently invited me to discard what I thought I knew about the US Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and the Rwandan genocide in the late 1990s, in order to gain a more complex and intimate understanding ...

    How does one create a novel out of the unspeakable horror that occurred in the mid-nineties in Rwanda? One way would be to look at it from the present, weaving in characters affected, directly or indirectly, by the genocide of some 800,000. Then create one character whose actions, wher...

    In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills is a searing, large-hearted and beautifully written novel about three women whose lives connect in Rwanda post-genocide. It?s a difficult subject, but Haupt manages to find the light within the shadows, the "amahoro" that endures after loss both personal...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a book that leaves the reader numb upon completion. We live in a society that sometimes forgets how horrendous life can be for others in the world and Haupt reminds the reader to count their blessings. The story follows the journey of a young woman, Rachel,...

  • Sharon Metcalf
    Apr 20, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

    ?Amohoro? means ?peace be between us in this encounter? and is the common greeting used in Rwanda?the primary setting for this exquisite novel. Haupt vividly captures the respect and depth of amohoro as she relays an extraordinary multicultural account of women, men and child...

    This blazingly original novel is about the illusions of love, the way memory can confound or release you, and the knotted threads that make up family?and forgiveness. Profound, powerful, and oh, so, so moving.? ...

    Sometimes you just know, almost as soon as you start reading, that you're going to love a book.   This was one of those times.   I started In the Shadow of 10000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt with high expectations and not for one moment was I disappointed.  The note from Michelle Halke...

  • Amy Doan
    Sep 01, 2017

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

    ?Amohoro? means ?peace be between us in this encounter? and is the common greeting used in Rwanda?the primary setting for this exquisite novel. Haupt vividly captures the respect and depth of amohoro as she relays an extraordinary multicultural account of women, men and child...

    This blazingly original novel is about the illusions of love, the way memory can confound or release you, and the knotted threads that make up family?and forgiveness. Profound, powerful, and oh, so, so moving.? ...

    Sometimes you just know, almost as soon as you start reading, that you're going to love a book.   This was one of those times.   I started In the Shadow of 10000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt with high expectations and not for one moment was I disappointed.  The note from Michelle Halke...

    Jennifer Haupt's debut novel is a stunner. "In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills" weaves the devastation of Rwanda's genocide inside the emotional trauma of abandonment. Haupt does not shy from this country's horror. Front and center, it plays out as we travel with the main character, a woman...

    This is a beautiful well written novel about a horrific event in world history - the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s. It's about love and creating our families not from blood but from the people who mean the most to us. The book follows the intertwining stories of three women. Lilli...

    Jennifer Haupt's heartbreaking novel is set in Rwanda, a few years after the mid 90's genocide. Rachel, an American, travels to Rwanda to try to track down her father, Henry, who disappeared when she was a child. Her search leads her to Lillian, who spent 20 years living with Henry. Ra...

    Jennifer Haupt is a gifted writer and a big talent. Her beautifully told story manages--with grace and compassion and deep wisdom--to embrace the journey of heartache and restoration of an American woman in search of her father's truth as she wrestles with the mysteries and vagaries o...

    In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills is unlike any other book I've ever read. In Jennifer Haupt's review of her novel, she says it took her 11 years to bring this story together, and I personally believe that hard work really paid off for her. This novel is so original, and I felt the author'...

    Jennifer is a master at evoking a particular time and place in history. Her writing gently invited me to discard what I thought I knew about the US Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and the Rwandan genocide in the late 1990s, in order to gain a more complex and intimate understanding ...

    How does one create a novel out of the unspeakable horror that occurred in the mid-nineties in Rwanda? One way would be to look at it from the present, weaving in characters affected, directly or indirectly, by the genocide of some 800,000. Then create one character whose actions, wher...

    In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills is a searing, large-hearted and beautifully written novel about three women whose lives connect in Rwanda post-genocide. It?s a difficult subject, but Haupt manages to find the light within the shadows, the "amahoro" that endures after loss both personal...

  • Ellen
    Sep 01, 2017

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

    ?Amohoro? means ?peace be between us in this encounter? and is the common greeting used in Rwanda?the primary setting for this exquisite novel. Haupt vividly captures the respect and depth of amohoro as she relays an extraordinary multicultural account of women, men and child...

    This blazingly original novel is about the illusions of love, the way memory can confound or release you, and the knotted threads that make up family?and forgiveness. Profound, powerful, and oh, so, so moving.? ...

    Sometimes you just know, almost as soon as you start reading, that you're going to love a book.   This was one of those times.   I started In the Shadow of 10000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt with high expectations and not for one moment was I disappointed.  The note from Michelle Halke...

    Jennifer Haupt's debut novel is a stunner. "In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills" weaves the devastation of Rwanda's genocide inside the emotional trauma of abandonment. Haupt does not shy from this country's horror. Front and center, it plays out as we travel with the main character, a woman...

    This is a beautiful well written novel about a horrific event in world history - the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s. It's about love and creating our families not from blood but from the people who mean the most to us. The book follows the intertwining stories of three women. Lilli...

    Jennifer Haupt's heartbreaking novel is set in Rwanda, a few years after the mid 90's genocide. Rachel, an American, travels to Rwanda to try to track down her father, Henry, who disappeared when she was a child. Her search leads her to Lillian, who spent 20 years living with Henry. Ra...

    Jennifer Haupt is a gifted writer and a big talent. Her beautifully told story manages--with grace and compassion and deep wisdom--to embrace the journey of heartache and restoration of an American woman in search of her father's truth as she wrestles with the mysteries and vagaries o...

    In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills is unlike any other book I've ever read. In Jennifer Haupt's review of her novel, she says it took her 11 years to bring this story together, and I personally believe that hard work really paid off for her. This novel is so original, and I felt the author'...

    Jennifer is a master at evoking a particular time and place in history. Her writing gently invited me to discard what I thought I knew about the US Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and the Rwandan genocide in the late 1990s, in order to gain a more complex and intimate understanding ...

    How does one create a novel out of the unspeakable horror that occurred in the mid-nineties in Rwanda? One way would be to look at it from the present, weaving in characters affected, directly or indirectly, by the genocide of some 800,000. Then create one character whose actions, wher...

    In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills is a searing, large-hearted and beautifully written novel about three women whose lives connect in Rwanda post-genocide. It?s a difficult subject, but Haupt manages to find the light within the shadows, the "amahoro" that endures after loss both personal...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a book that leaves the reader numb upon completion. We live in a society that sometimes forgets how horrendous life can be for others in the world and Haupt reminds the reader to count their blessings. The story follows the journey of a young woman, Rachel,...

    A tapestry of lives revolving around one man; a father, a husband, a lover, who inadvertently brings together the different women in his life. Centered around both the US Civil Rights Movement and the 1994 Rwandan slaughter, Haupt entwines the histories of two nations within the storie...

    Powerful, important, beautifully written book that everyone should read. ...

    I had the pleasure of reading the ARC and found it to be a very moving story. It's based on historical events and gave me a deeper understanding of what went on in in the area. It is also a personal story of pain and forgiveness on many levels. The characters are well developed and tot...

  • Eric Hausman-Houston
    May 07, 2018

    Lillian knew what her life was about. She felt a personal responsibility to do her part in changing the world. She wanted to use her gift of her education to teach children. Her clarity of purpose took her too Rwanda. By the time we meet her - she?s been living in Rwanda for 30 year...

    I remember when I saw the film, Hotel Rwanda . I was horrified and ashamed that I had paid so little attention to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. I wondered why the world had done so little to stop this genocide with over 800,000 people murdered. While this novel is about the horror...

    ?After her family was murdered, she didn?t speak for a month Maman tells her, although it felt longer. She stayed in her bedroom, listening to the rustle of the pines in the forest that seemed to cry for her; the fear had drained her of tears. Most of the people in her village were...

    4.5 Stars "Here's a bit of wisdom from your old man: It's the search that really matters, the adventure of living your life." Rachel Shepherd has been thinking about her father who abandoned her as a small child. Her Mother has recently passed away and Rachel is dealing with los...

    10,000 stars to In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills! ? ? ? ? ? I?m pretty lucky in my reading life. I enjoy the vast majority of books I read, including many, many that I love. So when I read a stand-out, something mesmerizing and completely memorable, like this book, I ...

    I am always fascinated by stories that take me to lands so far from my reality - especially in areas that have history, and even here in Rwanda where tragedy and atrocities took place not so long ago. Rachel in her quest to heal her own hurting heart, searches for her own history an...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! 4.5 Stars ??You must tell, so that justice can be served. It?s your responsibility.? No she will not tell anyone about the massacre at the church that they called the Hutu glory. She will not remember, at least not during the daylight. But late at ni...

    I?m so pleased to kick off the prelaunch of my debut novel, out April 2018. (Enter the current Goodreads ARC giveaway and get a notice when it?s available for pre-order!) I began writing this story, without knowing it, while visiting Rwanda in December 2006, as a journalist, interv...

    I'm borrowing the first paragraph of the blurb for my review. Follow the intertwining stories of three women from diverse backgrounds, all searching for family and personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of the story... is the discovery of grace when there can be no forgiv...

    4.5 sad but ever so relevant stars It is always difficult to think about the events of genocide. The words never again seem to ring in our minds and yet never again has happened so many times since the horrendous Holocaust set in place by Hitler. In this novel, we look at the sur...

    This is a novel that sheds much needed light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide of the 1990s. Again, a book has educated me about an event in history that I knew nothing about. In many ways I think it?s easier to pretend that events like this never really happen to shield our ...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a knockout novel telling a deeply engrossing story of understanding. The human condition and delicate emotions that ebb and flow throughout the search for peace in our lives is intricately examined in both a dynamic and evocative fashion. A story that satisfi...

    4.5 STARs You have got to love books. From your chair, you can travel the world and historical periods with just a flip of the page. With this book, I have landed in Rwanda. I was in Rwanda in 2011, to visit my son who was teaching there and of course to go gorilla trekking. This book...

    ?In Rwanda, they have a word ?.: Amahoro. It means peace, but so much more.?  Jennifer Haupt writes of the word ?Amahoro? often when she is writing about Rwanda. It means a quest for peace, the type of peace that comes within your soul, your essence, when you have truly f...

    ?Amohoro? means ?peace be between us in this encounter? and is the common greeting used in Rwanda?the primary setting for this exquisite novel. Haupt vividly captures the respect and depth of amohoro as she relays an extraordinary multicultural account of women, men and child...

    This blazingly original novel is about the illusions of love, the way memory can confound or release you, and the knotted threads that make up family?and forgiveness. Profound, powerful, and oh, so, so moving.? ...

    Sometimes you just know, almost as soon as you start reading, that you're going to love a book.   This was one of those times.   I started In the Shadow of 10000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt with high expectations and not for one moment was I disappointed.  The note from Michelle Halke...

    Jennifer Haupt's debut novel is a stunner. "In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills" weaves the devastation of Rwanda's genocide inside the emotional trauma of abandonment. Haupt does not shy from this country's horror. Front and center, it plays out as we travel with the main character, a woman...

    This is a beautiful well written novel about a horrific event in world history - the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s. It's about love and creating our families not from blood but from the people who mean the most to us. The book follows the intertwining stories of three women. Lilli...

    Jennifer Haupt's heartbreaking novel is set in Rwanda, a few years after the mid 90's genocide. Rachel, an American, travels to Rwanda to try to track down her father, Henry, who disappeared when she was a child. Her search leads her to Lillian, who spent 20 years living with Henry. Ra...

    Jennifer Haupt is a gifted writer and a big talent. Her beautifully told story manages--with grace and compassion and deep wisdom--to embrace the journey of heartache and restoration of an American woman in search of her father's truth as she wrestles with the mysteries and vagaries o...

    In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills is unlike any other book I've ever read. In Jennifer Haupt's review of her novel, she says it took her 11 years to bring this story together, and I personally believe that hard work really paid off for her. This novel is so original, and I felt the author'...

    Jennifer is a master at evoking a particular time and place in history. Her writing gently invited me to discard what I thought I knew about the US Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and the Rwandan genocide in the late 1990s, in order to gain a more complex and intimate understanding ...

    How does one create a novel out of the unspeakable horror that occurred in the mid-nineties in Rwanda? One way would be to look at it from the present, weaving in characters affected, directly or indirectly, by the genocide of some 800,000. Then create one character whose actions, wher...

    In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills is a searing, large-hearted and beautifully written novel about three women whose lives connect in Rwanda post-genocide. It?s a difficult subject, but Haupt manages to find the light within the shadows, the "amahoro" that endures after loss both personal...

    Jennifer Haupt has written a book that leaves the reader numb upon completion. We live in a society that sometimes forgets how horrendous life can be for others in the world and Haupt reminds the reader to count their blessings. The story follows the journey of a young woman, Rachel,...

    A tapestry of lives revolving around one man; a father, a husband, a lover, who inadvertently brings together the different women in his life. Centered around both the US Civil Rights Movement and the 1994 Rwandan slaughter, Haupt entwines the histories of two nations within the storie...

    Powerful, important, beautifully written book that everyone should read. ...