Bitter Grounds

Bitter Grounds

by Sandra Benitez, Picador USA
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Bitter Grounds by Sandra Benitez, Picador USA

Winner of the 1998 American Book Award

Spanning the years between 1932 and 1977, this beautifully told epic is set in the heart of El Salvador, where coffee plantations are the center of life for rich and poor alike. Following three generations of the Prieto Clan and the wealthy family they work for, this is the story of mothers and daughters who live, love, and die for their passions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312195410
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 08/15/1998
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 671,563
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.08(h) x 1.27(d)

About the Author

Sandra Benitez's first novel was A Place Where the Sea Remembers. She grew up in El Salvador, attended high school and college in Missouri, and now divides her time between Edina, Minnesota, where she teaches creative writing, and Mexico.

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Bitter Grounds 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Two2dogs 3 months ago
I LOVED THIS BOOK! I MET A LADY FROM EL SALVADOR THE WEEK I STARTED READING THIS BOOK, SHE ASKED IF SHE COULD READ IT AFTER ME, I GAVE HER THE BOOK AND WE DISCUSSED EL SALVADOR, MEETING AN ACTUAL PERSON FROM THIS WAR TORN COUNTRY MADE THE STORY MORE REAL TO ME.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fabulous story, bringing recuerdos to anyone who was raised in a third world country (with or without radio or telenovelas in the middle of real life). An excellent book, moving characters, and brilliantly written. Everyone should read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truly amazing tale, full of all emotions that last a long time. I read this book over a year ago and words still sound on my head, and from time to time, a just smile and think what a wonderful story this was..... 'that precise moment, that could change my future, and the future of the children of my children' ... something along the lines, as the main character is about to enter a room and find her husband cheating on her with her best friend... amazing story! I visited El Salvador to see some of the places where the story unfolds.