Cinda Crabbe MacKinnon grew up in Latin America. Her experiences and love for the people, culture and natural setting of Colombia resulted in this Award Winning novel. A writer, university lecturer, and environmental scientist, she has an MS in geology and a longtime passion for botany. This background enabled her to weave in details on tropical nature and geology, as well as Colombian society, into her writing. She lives in northern California with her husband and their golden retriever.
When her Colombian husband deserts her on his family's coffee farm high in the Andes, Alicia struggles to make a life there for herself and her son even as guerrillas uprisings begin to threaten the area and a nearby volcano rumbles to life.
This passionate story about a young biologist and a multicultural cast of characters, is like a South American Out of Africa.