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The Brightest Sun

Feature and Contest

The Brightest Sun

Leona, an isolated American anthropologist, gives birth to a baby girl in a remote Maasai village and must decide how she can be a mother, in spite of her own grim childhood. Jane, a lonely expat wife, follows her husband to the tropics and learns just how fragile life is. Simi, a barren Maasai woman, must confront her infertility in a society in which females are valued by their reproductive roles. In this affecting debut novel, these three very different women grapple with motherhood, recalibrate their identities, and confront unforeseen tragedies and triumphs.

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The Brightest Sun
by Adrienne Benson

  • Publication Date: February 26, 2019
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Park Row
  • ISBN-10: 077830776X
  • ISBN-13: 9780778307761


Hilary from Pittsburgh, PA
Rebecca from Chesire, CT
Shirly from Manitou Springs, CO