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A spear of summer grass

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Paris, 1923 The daughter of a scandalous mother, Delilah Drummond is already notorious, even among Paris society. But her latest scandal is big enough to make even her oft-married mother blanch. Delilah is exiled to Kenya and her favorite stepfather's savanna manor house until gossip subsides. Fairlight is the crumbling, sun-bleached skeleton of a faded African dream, a world where dissolute expats are bolstered by gin and jazz records, cigarettes and safaris. As mistress of this wasted estate, Delilah falls into the decadent pleasures of society. Against the frivolity of her peers, Ryder White stands in sharp contrast. As foreign to Delilah as Africa, Ryder becomes her guide to the complex beauty of this unknown world. Giraffes, buffalo, lions and elephants roam the shores of Lake Wanyama amid swirls of red dust. Here, life is lush and teeming--yet fleeting and often cheap. Amidst the wonders--and dangers--of Africa, Delilah awakes to a land out of all proportion: extremes of heat, darkness, beauty and joy that cut to her very heart. Only when this sacred place is profaned by bloodshed does Delilah discover what is truly worth fighting for--and what she can no longer live without.
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Grouping Title spear of summer grass
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Last Grouping Update 2019-09-14 23:02:54PM
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display_description Exiled to Kenya after her latest scandalous exploit, Delilah Drummond, now the mistress of her step-father's crumbling estate, falls into the decadent pleasures of society until she meets Ryder White who becomes her guide to the beauty of this complex world. Set in 1920s British Kenya.
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subject_facet Americans -- Kenya -- Fiction, Divorced women -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Kenya -- Fiction, Large type books, Love stories, American, Paris (France) -- Fiction, Scandals -- Fiction, Self-realization -- Fiction
title_display A spear of summer grass
title_full A Spear of Summer Grass, A spear of summer grass / Deanna Raybourn, A spear of summer grass [text (large print)] / Deanna Raybourn
title_short A spear of summer grass
topic_facet Americans, Divorced women, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Large type books, Love stories, American, Scandals, Self-realization