“Richly conceived and lyrically written, a fine, magical novel.” (--James Hall, bestselling author of Forests of the Night--James Hall, bestselling author of Forests of the Night--James Hall, bestselling author of Forests of the Night)
“Sandra Rodriguez Barron’s exuberant prose yields an immensely entertaining reading experience” (--Isabel Allende, bestselling author of Zorro and Daughter of Fortune)
“A stunning literary achievement, a tense, propulsive, hauntingly beautiful tale of the first order.” (--John Dufresne, author of Johnny Too Bad)
“Secrets and lies drive the intricate plot of this first novel, which is both a gripping mystery and an intimate drama of love and betrayal.” (Booklist)
“[B]eautiful and haunting. Like her heroine, first novelist Barron has a Salvadoran mother and knows the country of which she writes. ” (Library Journal)
About the Author
Sandra Rodriguez Barron is the author of The Heiress of Water, winner of the International Latino Book Award for debut fiction. The recipient of a Bread Loaf Fellowship and a National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Grant, she was born in Puerto Rico, lived in the Dominican Republic and El Salvador, and now lives with her family in Connecticut.