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My book club read and discussed this book in September 2011.
I really connected with this book, partly because I had had some experience in Liberia and partly because Cooper tells her story very well.
"The House at Sugar Beach" is a very personal story and one grows to really care about all of the people in Ms Cooper's circle.
I like autobiographies because everyone has a story to tell, but only some people get around to writing them. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Alumine Andrew
Excellent book. Memoire of a young girl as she grows up in a privileged family in Liberia, then experiences revolution and upheaval, and emigrates as a refugee in the US. Read morePublished 20 days ago by L. Johnson
Terrific book. Beautifully written, a well-told story of having to leave one's warring homeland and start anew.Published 1 month ago by Marsha.L.S
This book is about the people's life of Liberia of West Africa, it enlarged my knowledge about people's mind and people's real life in some West Africa country like Liberia. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Benjamin T.Y. LIANG
Beautifully written book on childhood, with moving characters and a history unfolding.Published 2 months ago by Shawn
I learned so much about a terrible war and the strong people who managed to remain proud of their country's history and accomplishments.Published 2 months ago by deni e
I enjoyed the book very much because I was very interested in past and present Liberia.Published 2 months ago by Coral
In the beginning of the book I felt the author was too much into herself, however, as I continued to read I could understand that she was speaking as a young child of privilege. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dolores Walker