Newly widowed and on the threshold of seventy, Lizzie Warton questions the value of her remaining years. Uncharacteristically, she decides for the first time in her life to do what she wants, instead of what everyone expects.
Against the wishes of family and friends, she sets out for Africa to work at a Ugandan middle school. When she lands at night in the Entebbe airport, her hosts are not there to meet her. Near panic, she hires a local taxi. The driver drugs her, steals everything, and dumps her limp body in a slum. Waking in the dark, she feels someone tugging off her shoes.
Without money, a passport, clothes, or medications, Lizzie is forced to start over and find a way to survive.
Soon she learns that nothing in Africa is as it appears. The grind of daily life in the third-world is beyond anything Lizzie imagined. Nevertheless, encouraged by budding friendships in surprising places, and against every sensible instinct she's ever developed, Lizzie's own personal search for meaning becomes the grand adventure of a lifetime.
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We are proud to announce that STILL BREATHING by E. A. Fournier is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
In Still Breathing you will join Lizzie at the bedside of her dying husband and travel with her as she goes on an adventure of a lifetime to a world unknown to either of you. Mr. Fournier writes masterfully in a detailed, pictorial, and vivid manner. You will smell the dust, feel the hot sun, hear the insects buzzing, smell the simmering chai and savor the tasty cha' pati. You will not want to skim over any part of this book for fear of missing any of the author's beautiful descriptive and often clever prose. The book captured my interest immediately and held it throughout. I have never been to Africa but after reading this book I feel I have had an African experience.