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Bitter grounds

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Bitter Grounds depicts the luxurious lives of the wealthy in Salvadoran society through the Contreras family, owners of a coffee plantation. Elena de Contreras travels to Europe with her daughter to select wardrobes, spends idle time at luncheons and teas with society friends, and supports her daughter in opening an expensive gift shop in town. Yet when betrayal rocks Elena's protected and pampered world, she reveals an iron will no one had glimpsed in her before. Their lives are a stark contrast to the lives of the coffee pickers, who must live a hard-scrabble existence in close proximity to the privileged elite.Jacinta Prieto comes from such a background, and as housekeeper to the Contreras family, is privy to their innermost secrets. Jacinta has secrets of her own, including a love affair with a married man whose identity she risks all to conceal. By interweaving the stories of these women, Benitez draws dramatic differences and surprising parallels in their worlds, evoking their passions and revealing their hatred with amazing empathy.
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Grouped Work ID a1c8592f-8aec-5945-95b5-655fc7f59015
Grouping Title bitter grounds
Grouping Author benítez sandra
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-03 04:20:46AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-20 04:43:56AM

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author Benítez, Sandra, 1941-
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display_description A novel on El Salvador featuring two families on a coffee plantation, one which owns it, the other works it. The novel begins with a 1930s massacre of Indians, suspected of being Communists, and ends with exile in 1970s Miami.
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owning_location_santafe Oliver La Farge Branch, Southside Branch
primary_isbn 9780786861576
publishDate 1997
record_details ils:.b11587957|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Hyperion,|c1997.|445 p. ; 24 cm.
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subject_facet El Salvador -- History -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Women -- El Salvador -- History -- Fiction
title_display Bitter grounds
title_full Bitter grounds / Sandra Benitez
title_short Bitter grounds
topic_facet History, Women