The Island of Eternal Love

The Island of Eternal Love

Book - 2008/06/12
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Baker & Taylor
Hearing the engaging life story of a mysterious old woman in a Little Havana bar, lonely Cuban-American Cecilia learns about three generations of a clan of diverse origins, a family that includes such members as a reverent Chinese widow, an African slave, and a Spanish matriarch. 20,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Cecilia is alone in a city that haunts her. Life in Miami evokes memories of Cuba: a scent in the breeze like the sea at the Malecon; the beat of a clave recalls island evenings when couples danced to forgotten rhythms. Far from her family, her history, and her home, Cecilia seeks refuge in a bar in Little Havana, where a mysterious old woman's fascinating tale keeps her returning night after night.
It is a story of three families from opposite corners of the world - from Africa, Spain, and China - that spans more than a century. Within it, a Chinese widow seeks protection for her daughter in her family's idols; an African slave brings the rhythms of her birth to an enchanted island; and a curse dances before the female descendants of a charmed Spanish matriarch, forming the mythic origins of one family's indestructible bond. The connection strengthens with each generation into a legendary, unbreakable love. Under the story's heady sway, Cecilia begins to discover the source of the elusive shadows that plague her and, along with it, a link to the past she cannot shake.

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& Taylor

Hearing the life story of a mysterious old woman in a Little Havana bar, Cuban-American Cecilia learns about three generations of a family of diverse origins that includes such members as a reverent Chinese widow, an African slave, and a Spanish matriarch.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2008/06/12
ISBN: 9781594489921
1594489920
Branch Call Number: FICTION CHAVIANO
Characteristics: xi, 318 p. : geneal. tables ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Labinger, Andrea G.

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