I had little knowledge of this part of history before reading this book.
Her book is a gem, and on finishing it, I did not put it down, but turned to the first page to read the whole book a second time.
The Forgetting River is Doreen Carvajal's right-brain, non-linear search for the true story of her heritage.
A totally mesmerizing synoptic sojourn into the shadowed past of her known and unknown ancestors. Doreen's wandering cobblestone pathways beckon us to begin, or continue, on our... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Roger Perry
This book is about the author's quest to ascertain whether she had Jewish ancestors at the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Lewyn
This book is not only a retelling of one woman's personal journey into her own ancestral roots but a captivating revelation of yet another period in human history that has been... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dr. Grandma
This was thought provoking as well as entertaining. Very informative as to history and geography. I was glad I read it.Published 2 months ago by Barb in galveston
I bought this book because I have written about conversos and the The Inquisition. I'm amazed sometimes about how little people are familiar with the prejudice and murderous... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marcia Fine
In her two-star review, Miranda criticizes “that single threads of the book are separated from each other by other threads. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Konrad Riggenmann
The author takes us on personal journey that includes lineage that may belong to many of us. It includes present day cause and effect outcomes from hundreds of years ago. Read morePublished 6 months ago by BrendaMarie
A well researched, well written history of Sephardic (Spanish) Jews, and an interesting story of how the author, a Catholic descendent of Conversos (Jews who were forced to... Read morePublished 9 months ago by SabaDave
Fascinating history of the lost martyrs of the Spanish inquisition and their ancestors. Reminded me of my own search for lost members of my family.Published 9 months ago by jb