From Publishers Weekly
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It is a beautifully written book and Henriquez writes with a fierce sincerity.
Yet somehow the young still hope for a better future for them and their offspring whether it is in Panama City, Gamboa in the rainforest or New Jersey.
A world full of life-like characters with real flaws, ambitions and circumstances.
Well written. Had a hard time keeping upbwith characters as the stories changed.Published 16 days ago by pcl
This book was not for me - apparently I'm missing something that the other (so far) 15 reviewers saw in this book. I thought the stories were disjointed with vague endings.Published 2 months ago by Pat Tri Cia
Short stories aren't my usual choice, but these are haunting gems that are making me sorry I'm about to finish the book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Bahb
This book was not only one I could not put down, it warmed my heart with its tales of life and love (between family, friends, lovers) and its naturally intertwined references to... Read morePublished on April 7, 2008 by Nadia
This book is amazing. I loved reading it. The short stories were so wonderful. I read it in 3 days.Published on October 5, 2007 by K. May
I'm a recreational reader who's always looking for an interesting book to read & I read about this novel in a newpaper review. Read morePublished on July 15, 2006 by J. Hart
This terrific anthology consisting of eight short stories and a novella that provides the book's title is a superb deep look at life in Panama from the perspective of people... Read morePublished on June 10, 2006 by Harriet Klausner