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A Thousand Years to Heaven

A Thousand Hills to Heaven: Love, Hope, and a Restaurant in Rwanda - Josh Ruxin

The first thing I noted when I started reading this book was the author's enthusiasm and love for his various endeavors. Rwanda has suffered a  horrific past, but is now on the road to recovery, and the people look toward the future with hope.

 

Josh, first got into this type of work on almost a fluke, but his enthusiasm for this type of project has guided his life, with a few detours and when he met his wife, Alissa, they both decided oi make Rwanda their home. It is through their story that the reader learns much of the history of Rwanda, the genocide that tore their country and its people apart.

 

The story flows very well, so easy to read and their lives are so interesting. The country, the people, the family they are now raising and the opening of their restaurant called "Heaven". Told with hope and humor, everything was not easy so yes, also their hardships and their viewpoints on the things they encounter in their challenging lives. I enjoyed this book and surely the world can never have enough of people who are trying to make a difference, wherever they choose.

 

ARC from NetGalley.