Adrienne Benson BA ’92
Adrienne Benson BA ’92 authors The Brightest Sun, her debut novel, which follows the lives of three very different women who grapple with motherhood, recalibrate their identities, and confront unforeseen tragedies and triumphs. Leona, an isolated American anthropologist, gives birth to a baby girl in a remote Maasai village and must decide how she can be a mother in spite of her own grim childhood. Jane, a lonely expat wife, follows her husband to the tropics and learns just how fragile life is. And Simi, a barren Maasai woman, must confront her infertility in a society in which females are valued by their reproductive roles. Park Row, 2017. 336 pages.