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Las Madres: A Novel


by Esmeralda Santiago

From the award-winning, best-selling author of When I Was Puerto Rican, comes a sprawling family saga that moves between Puerto Rico and the Bronx, revealing the lives and loves of five women and the secret that binds them together. Las Madres follows the life of Luz, who suffered a traumatic brain injury at 16 that leaves her dependent on the care of “las madres”—a close-knit circle of women who, through decades of friendship, have created their own kind of family. As fellow author Cristina Henriquez says, “Esmeralda Santiago is already a legend. With Las Madres, a rich and deeply felt novel about friendship, family secrets, belonging and the boundless love that survives devastation, she confirms her status as an absolute icon.”

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