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Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa

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  • Posted April 28, 2010

    Couldn't Put It Down

    What an compelling read! I found myself engulfed in its pages, absorbing each and every detail. What an incredible woman, and the adventurous, albeit dangerous, life she lived. As I continued reading the story of this courageous, loving, dedicated, yet unassuming woman, I realized how much I wished that I'd had the privilege of meeting her. What she contributed, along with her former husband Alan, to the conservation of African wildlife shall be her legacy, long remembered. Ms. Root stood for what she believed, and battled til the death to defend it. I thank you Joan Root, from the bottom of my heart, for your selflessness and courage.

    I'm so grateful to Mark Seal for bringing this story to the rest of the world so that we may get a glimpse of what true love, honor and devotion really looks like.

    I would and have recommended this book to everyone! Oh, and don't forget the tissues.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2009

    True story

    Joan Root lived an unusual life. She was in a certain place at a certain time. The glimpse into that world is unique and contributed to my understanding of our world. Fascinating reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

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    Best book I've read in a long time. I understand so much more ab

    Best book I've read in a long time. I understand so much more about Africa after "meeting" Joan Root. I highly recommend this wonderful book.

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  • Posted January 17, 2011

    Just great!

    Mark Seal words make you see the story. You feel like you are in the hot air balloon or there setting up the equipment. This is a great story about a great woman.

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  • Posted October 29, 2009

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    Loved this Book!

    I love this book and Joan Root. It was fascinating to me and has increased (not decreased) my desire to visit Kenya.

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  • Posted October 19, 2009

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    The woman was exceptional, the writing less so...

    I got a picture of a woman, and of a marriage, and of a career filming animals in the wild, but it all felt pieced together and thinly researched. I felt a little of the voyeur, since she was such a beautiful woman and the author seemed more than a little in love with his subject. Perhaps she knew how difficult it was for people to get past her beauty to her accomplishments--she kept herself too tightly wrapped and private for this author to uncover. Still, I would rather have it than nothing at all.

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

    Great Book!

    I picked up this book because I knew Mark's dad. What a great woman Jane Root was. I am so glad Mark decided to write about her life. Great story of Africa and Jane Root's life.

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  • Posted August 9, 2009

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    Loved this book...totally inspirational.

    I'm not a huge non-fiction lover, but this book was wonderful. It held my attention and I fell in love with the life of the Roots. Joan's quiet manner and love for animals was inspiring. I've heard there may be a movie with Julia Roberts playing the lead. I love Roberts but Joan might be big shoes to fill for even Julia!

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  • Posted July 13, 2009

    Joan Root, a wonderful human.

    Anyone interested in this naturalist and beautiful woman should read this book. The author really did a good job about capturing Joan through her life and you really feel with her through her happy marriage, unhappy divorce, her struggle to save her home and the animals she loved and her wrongful death.

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  • Posted July 9, 2009

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    Joan Root is an amazing woman

    Mark Seal does an amazing job researching and writing a book about Joan Root, who by all rights should be as well-known as Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey. A story about Joan growning up and living in Africa as a naturalist and a film-maker.

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