Rosario, Nelly. Song of the water saints, a novel.

Author:Theiss, Nola
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

Random House, Vintage. 246p. c2002. 0-375-72549-0. $12.00. SA

Telling the story of four generations of women born in the Dominican Republic, this novel shows how time and place affect each woman and how their innate character is passed from generation to generation. Graciela is born on the edge of Santo Domingo at the turn of the century. Her world is very limited and her desire to travel is never fulfilled. Her frustrations sour her relationship with her daughter Mercedes, whom she leaves when she is 13. Mercedes finds happiness with a dwarf and has two children. She would have lived forever in her small town...

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