Very moving Beautifully written Her writing and story telling is compelling Highly recommended, particularly for anyone who loves Africa Up there with her other books Looking forward to reading her next work. When her father becomes gravely ill on holiday in Budapest, Alexandra Fuller rushes to join her mother at his bedside where they see out his last days together, and then carry his ashes home to their family farm in Zambia As they make this journey and begin to grieve together, Fuller realises that if she is going to weather her father s loss, she will need to become the parts of him that she misses most A master of time and memory, Fuller moves seamlessly between the days and months following her father s death, and her memories of a childhood spent running after him in southern and central Africa And her own life begins to change She faces seemingly irreparable family fallout, new love found and lost, and eventually further, unimaginable bereavement, holding fast to the lessons her father taught her about how to survive, whatever life throws at you Writing with reverent irreverence of the rollicking misadventures of her mother and father, bursting with pandemonium and tragedy, here is a story of joy, resilience, and vitality, from a writer at the very height of her powers Thank you Alexandra Fuller for this book and for your honesty and courage I laughed and I cried I felt your words so strongly as I am grieving the recent loss of my own wonderful crazy parents My Mum and I shared a great admiration for your work Please Keep on keeping on it really is all we can do. I ve read all of her books and am a huge fan of her memoirs Don t Let s Go To The Dogs Tonight is one of my all time favorite books I received this new one this morning and had it finished by dinner As with her other books, she writes with such unflinching honesty and rawness, and isn t afraid to expose her own weaknesses and mistakes while dealing with the death of her beloved father and the enormous void left, as well as her own grief Of course there s a lot of her family s trademark humor and craziness, which proves useful in times of tragedy and suffering, and somehow yet again makes you laugh and cry at the same time I loved her portrait of her father, and felt this book was a beautiful tribute to a man who lived and loved large, and played by his own rules I could honestly read never ending stories about her family because they are endlessly fascinating and entertaining I highly recommend this beautiful book. Rattled my teeth Scraped my bones Cleaned the webs out of my sloppy attention to living Terrifies me this jagged chasm of loss so deep there is no sky, moon or stars Deeply grateful for this book. Alexandra Fuller books are my favorites Her memoirs I have found myself re reading them a ridiculous amount of times She s honest, genuine, articulate and the most skillful communicator I ve ever read.I am fascinated with her family and see something of myself in her mother That s not flattering I suppose but it makes me laugh when I read about her.I understand the loss, the fear, the humorwe have nothing and yet everything in common I suppose that s why I love to get lost in her writing. Travel Light, Move Fast was as entertaining, as educational, and as heartbreaking as I expected it to be I waited impatiently for it to come out and it is so laugh out loud funny that I recommended it to my friends before coming to the really sad parts that are equally well written, maybe even better, but are absolutely heart wrenching Even so, this one s definitely a keeper that I can highly recommend when and if you re up to it. I ve read all Alexandra Fuller s books and was so excited to buy this new release I m so thankful for her writing, and for sharing in her journey of grief You ll smile, ponder life, laugh and then cry buckets at the end of the book I hope writing this story has brought comfort and healing to the author, her beautiful words resonate with all of us who have loved and lost.