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The Legacy of Mothers and Daughters in Gabriela Garcia's Debut "Of Women and Salt"

Andria Lo

Of Women and Salt takes us from present day to Miami to a family detention center in Texas, to Mexico and then back to a 19th century cigar factory in Cuba. It's a haunting meditation on the choices that mothers make, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America’s most tangled, honest, human roots. (~From the Publisher)

Gabriela Garcia’s fiction and poetry have appeared in Best American Poetry, Tin House, and the Iowa Review, She received an MFA in fiction from Purdue and lives in the Bay Area. Of Women and Salt is her first novel.