By Julia Alvarez
In a narrative that travels past borders and among households, acclaimed Dominican novelist and poet Julia Alvarez displays at the joys and burdens of love—for her mom and dad, for her husband, and for a tender Haitian boy referred to as Piti. during this intimate precise account of a promise stored, Alvarez takes us on a trip into studies that problem our frame of mind approximately background and the way it may be reimagined whilst humans from countries—traditional enemies and strangers—become associates.
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