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Title: Memory Stones, The
Authors: Brothers, Caroline
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 448
Year: 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Language: English
Description: Little do the Ferraro family realise that the gathering at their beach house will be their last. It is 1976, and in the blink of an eye - with the arrival of the military junta - they are dispersed: Osvaldo the father exiled to Europe, Julieta the eldest daughter to the safety of Miami while Yolanda remains in Buenos Aires, to begin the long search for their teenage daughter, Graciela. In the years that follow, the empty trail they share with many other relatives of 'the Disappeared' is agonising, even more so with the possibility of a grandchild to trace as well.

From its lyrical writing and memorable characters to its basis in Argentinian history, this is an inspiring story of a family never giving up hope in the face of a nation behaving deplorably.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Beautiful, lyrical writing. The author has an easy writing style and portrays people and surroundings very well."

"A good plot. It tells the story of the Junta, the horror of it, but without gory descriptions of the atrocities."

"A beautiful, descriptive writing style."

"A book that lingers after reading. I have been recommending it to my friends."

"Great characters. A very thought-provoking story."
Categories: Fiction, War theme, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Grief/loss, Historical, Human Rights, Political, Relationships, Tragedy/disaster, Argentina, 2019 Titles

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