by Amanda Eyre Ward
Easily the best of her novels, and that's really saying something. Plot: a journalist from New England travels to far-off places to cover wars/turmoil/strife/human suffering. One of the places she travels is South Africa during apartheid, and she falls in love both with the country and a man she meets there. The story shifts often in place and time, and of course there are wonderful twists and turns along the way. I love this book. I don't know what else to say about it.