Radiance of Tomorrow Ishmael Beah

Radiance of Tomorrow

Author: Ishmael Beah
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Book Title
Radiance of Tomorrow
Author
Ishmael Beah
ISBN
9780374535032
A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone. Named one of the Christian Science Monitor's best fiction books of 2014 With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times. When Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone's civil war and the fate of child soldiers that everyone in the world should read (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature, has returned with his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone. At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they're beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town's water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they're forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Ishmael BeahPublisher: Sarah Crichton BooksPublished: 01/06/2015ISBN: 9780374535032Pages: 272Weight: 0.50lbsSize: 8.10h x 5.40w x 0.80dReview Citations: New York Times Book Review 01/18/2015 pg. 24Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 165355 / Radiance of TomorrowReading Level: 6.6 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 13

A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone.
Named one of the Christian Science Monitor's best fiction books of 2014

With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times.

When Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone's civil war and the fate of child soldiers that everyone in the world should read (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature, has returned with his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone.

At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they're beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town's water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they're forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ishmael Beah
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Published: 01/06/2015
ISBN: 9780374535032
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 0.80d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 01/18/2015 pg. 24

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 165355 / Radiance of Tomorrow
Reading Level: 6.6 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 13

A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone.
Named one of the Christian Science Monitor's best fiction books of 2014

With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times.

When Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone's civil war and the fate of child soldiers that everyone in the world should read (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature, has returned with his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone.

At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they're beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town's water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they're forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ishmael Beah
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Published: 01/06/2015
ISBN: 9780374535032
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 0.80d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 01/18/2015 pg. 24

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 165355 / Radiance of Tomorrow
Reading Level: 6.6 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 13