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A Wedding in Haiti

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  • Posted June 6, 2012

    Difficult times for Haiti - A very personal view

    Not your typical wedding story, this memoir published in spring 2012 recounts the author's travels from her native Dominican Republic to Haiti to attend a friend's wedding. Describing Haiti as "the sister I never got to know," she recounts the details of her trip, while also describing the very difficult and often tragic relationship between the two countries.

    Alvarez has a very personal and reflective style, and we learn as much about her own anxieties (and her marital challenges!) as we do about the history of Haiti and the reality of the earthquake. I like this style, as it feels very organic, giving a sense of the viewer's reaction as much as the object - in this case, Haiti's troubled past and difficult present.

    A good choice for anyone interested in the other countries in our hemisphere and how the human spirit survives in even the most trying circumstances.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Highly recommend

    Very vivid and heart felt! To bad it was so short, less than 200 pages.

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