Winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Fiction
Winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction
Member of the National Writer's Voice Project
Finalist Los Angeles Times Book Award
In A Place Where the Sea Remembers, Sandra Benitez invites us into a mesmerizing world filled with, love and betrayal, tragedy and hope. This rich and bewitching story is a bittersweet portrait of the people in Santiago, a Mexican village by the sea. Chayo, the flower seller, and her husband Candelario, the salad maker, are finally blessed with the child they thought they would never have. Their cause for happiness, however, triggers a chain of events that impact the lives of everyone in their world.
The hopes, triumphs, failures, and shortcomings of the novel's enchanting array of characters create a graceful picture of life that is both a universal portrait and an insider's look at life in Latin America.
The Washington Post Book World
""Profound in its simplicity and rhythm . . . a quietly stunning work that leaves soft tracks in the heart.""