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Esmeralda Santiago

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An epic novel of love, discovery, and adventure by the author of the best-selling memoir When I Was Puerto Rican. As a young girl growing up in Spain, Ana Larragoity Cubillas is powerfully drawn to Puerto Rico by the diaries of an ancestor who traveled there with Ponce de León. And in handsome twin brothers Ramón and Inocente-both in love with Ana-she finds a way to get there. She marries Ramón, and in 1844, just eighteen, she travels across the ocean to a remote sugar plantation the brothers have inherited on the island. Ana faces unrelenting heat, disease and isolation, and the dangers of the untamed countryside even as she relishes the challenge of running Hacienda los Gemelos. But when the Civil War breaks out in the United States, Ana finds her livelihood, and perhaps even her life, threatened by the very people on whose backs her wealth has been built: the hacienda's slaves, whose richly drawn stories unfold alongside her own. And when at last Ana falls for a man who may be her destiny-a once-forbidden love-she will sacrifice nearly everything to keep hold of the land that has become her true home. This is a sensual, riveting tale, set in a place where human passions and cruelties collide: thrilling history that has never before been brought so vividly and unforgettably to life. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

17h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

10:04


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

23:28


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

29:30


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

08:56


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

26:31


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

39:29


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

37:02


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

24:55


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

29:46


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

19:32


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

50:28


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

44:44


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

21:47


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

30:14


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

51:44


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

24:01


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

16:29


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

38:39


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

25:57


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

19:07


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

15:57


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

45:27


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

57:25


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

25:48


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

48:14


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

32:17


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

44:45


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

51:33


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

41:46


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

31:04


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

03:07


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

16:35


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

34:36


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

23:31


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

07:52


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

09:08


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

01:24