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Of women and salt / Gabriela Garcia.

"A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born. In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt. From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals--personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others--that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America's most tangled, honest, human roots."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781250776686 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1250776686 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 207 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2021.

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General Note:
"Good Morning America book club a GMA book club pick"--Front Cover
Subject: Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Cuban American women > Fiction.
Immigrants > Family relationships > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 6 of 6 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Glatfelter Memorial Library Adults GAR Fiction (Text) 34216000922247 Adult Area Available -
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Bookplate: Presented by Brad & Lynn Smith In Memory of Evans Fishel
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Martin Library Adults GAR Fiction (Text) 33454005808738 Reading Room Balcony Available -
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults GAR Fiction (Text) 34318001182886 Adult Area Available -

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