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Breath, Eyes, Memory

Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-

(Paperback - 1998)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Breath, Eyes, Memory
At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from the impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York to be reunited with her mother, where she gains a legacy of shame that only be healed when she returns to Haiti, to the woman who first reared her. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know and where she gains a legacy of shame that can only be healed when she returns to Haiti, to the woman who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence, in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1998
Edition: 2nd Vintage contemporaries ed
ISBN: 9780613113564
Branch Call Number: FIC D
Characteristics: 236 p. ; 21 cm.


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A twelve-year old girls leaves her village in Haiti to rejoin her mother who has been living in New York.

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Jan 18, 2014
  • srmshella rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This novel was written beautifully & very hard to put down. The characters felt so real that I even cried while reading a couple of chapters. Highly recommend this book!

Sep 13, 2013
  • MHDOZIER1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thought the book was lovely; the characters seemed very real. I read it for my bookclub and highly recommend it.

Jun 11, 2013
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Really enjoyed reading this book. It was hard to put it down. I finished it in a few days.

Jul 10, 2012
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Oprah Winfrey collection. This cultural book depicts the life of a woman in search of her true self and the obstacles she endure to get there.

Feb 26, 2011
  • adaremahan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very beautiful story, very moving. I could not put it down. I love the way she wrote.

Nov 08, 2007
  • Cabby rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Oprah's book club.


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