Books by Alexandra Fuller

Alexandra Fuller is the Anglo-African author of the bestselling memoir Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, as well as her latest, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, which Kirkus called a “a lush story, largely lived within a remarkable place and time.”


TRAVEL LIGHT, MOVE FAST by Alexandra Fuller
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2019

"Another elegant memoir from a talented storyteller."
A memoirist reflects on the lessons of her father, a man with an insatiable lust for life. Read full book review >
QUIET UNTIL THE THAW by Alexandra Fuller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"A tender, wry homage to Native American wisdom and lore."
A lyrical tale of life on the Rez. Read full book review >
LEAVING BEFORE THE RAINS COME by Alexandra Fuller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"Although her batty and unhinged relatives emerge more vividly than her taciturn husband, Fuller's talent as a storyteller makes this memoir sing."
Fuller (Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, 2012, etc.) resumes her memories of growing up in Africa in this wry, forthright and captivating memoir.Read full book review >
COCKTAIL HOUR UNDER THE TREE OF FORGETFULNESS by Alexandra Fuller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"Gracefully recounted using family recollections and photos, the author plumbs the narrative with a humane and clear-eyed gaze—a lush story, largely lived within a remarkable place and time."
Revisiting her family story first introduced in Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight (2001), Fuller (The Legend of Colton H. Bryant, 2008, etc.) employs her mother's exceptional life as a pivot point for chronicling her parent's perseverance overcoming personal tragedies and the political chaos of mid-20th-century Africa. Read full book review >
THE LEGEND OF COLTON H. BRYANT by Alexandra Fuller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"A latter-day Silkwood, quiet and understated, beautifully written, speaking volumes about the priorities of the age."
A lyrical paean to an unsung…well, not exactly hero, but one of life's unsung people. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: May 10, 2004

"A worried, restless, and haunted piece of work, tattooed and scarred from beginning to end."
The author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight (2002) takes a demon-haunted tour of Zimbabwe and Mozambique in the company of an ex-soldier who fought with the Rhodesian Light Infantry. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 26, 2001

"An illuminating, even thrillingly fresh perspective on the continent's much-discussed post-colonial problems."
Fuller's debut is a keen-eyed, sharp-voiced memoir of growing up white in 1970s Africa. Read full book review >