Dante Mueller reviews Gabriela and The Widow–audio version:
Gabriela and The Widow: Montaigne Medal Finalist, Eric Hoffer Award
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Gabriela and The Widow is the winner in the “Best Women’s Fiction”.
“She loves the lost ones, the pretty ones, the hungry ones.”
(from The Cosmology)
From the opening:
And She Left the Dying World
“The year the war ended, Gabriela led her sick mother out of Tepeñixtlahuaca. The bones of the villagers still had meat on them then and the hearths still had fire in them but the retreating soldiers had chased away the skinny dogs and burned the houses. Scattered in the jungle, the bodies of young women had been left to rot. The young men had been killed or turned into soldiers who had, in their own time, committed atrocities.”
From the Publisher:
Gabriela and The Widow is currently available on Amazon.com. The novel is also available in multiple eBook and 6×9 trade paperback editions on BN.com, the European Amazons and Amazon Japan. Wholesale orders can be placed through firstname.lastname@example.org, Baker & Taylor or Ingram. Libraries can purchase books through Follett Library Resources or Midwest Library Service.