A Place Where the Sea Remembers

A Place Where the Sea Remembers

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times book award and winner of the Minnesota Book Award, A Place Where the Sea Remembers is a timeless classic, a mesmerizing world filled with love, betrayal, tragedy, and hope.

This rich and bewitching story is a bittersweet portrait of the people in Santiago, a Mexican village by the sea. Chayo, the flower seller, and her husband Candelario, the salad maker, are finally blessed with the child they thought they would never have. Their cause for happiness, however, triggers a chain of events that impact the lives of everyone in their world.

The hopes, triumphs, failures, and shortcomings of the novel’s enchanting array of characters create a graceful picture of life that is both a universal portrait and an insider’s look at life in Latin America.

Title:A Place Where the Sea Remembers
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780671892678
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    A Place Where the Sea Remembers Reviews

  • Ervin Patrick

    If not for its brevity, I would not have read this book. If not for the little discussion my sister and I had, I would not have given this book four stars (my initial rating was three).I find this boo...

  • Nancy

    I am still mesmerized by this novel -- in some ways a collection of intertwined stories about the people of Santiago, Mexico, a fishing village. Their hardships are undeniable and heart-rending, and y...

  • Ava

    4,5 starsI marked no quotes; at first I couldn't get into the book that well, but then I was so intrigued I forgot to. The story takes place in Santiago, a small village in Mexico. Every character has...

  • Harley

    A great short novel that touches the heart. The book is a series of short stories interconnected by the fact that the stories are set in a small Mexican village. Each story shares the hopes, sorrows a...

  • Josue

    The book “A place Where the Sea Remembers” by Sandra Benitez is full of stories. In every chapter there are different stories of different characters, they live in the same place called Santiago. ...

  • Olivia Cook

    The main story is of a young woman named Chayo who works as a flower-seller has been trying to have a child with her husband, Candelario, without success. She soon learns that after all her trying, sh...

  • Julia Nolt

    Best 75 cents I've ever spent. Enchanting from cover to cover....

  • Sally

    I know it's been (over)done much as of late, but I still love interconnectivity in a text. This book takes you into a small, seaside Mexican village (some of you will understand my attraction to that ...

  • Maddy

    The language is simple and powerful. The imagery and storytelling is compelling. The tales are difficult to read. It shows that there is goodness in life, but it shows much more of the pain; Pain of p...

  • Lori

    I read this for my Critical Analysis class and really enjoyed it. It is a quick read and has a lot of literary elements which made it perfect for analyzing. Takes place in Mexico and discusses many of...