Just received a review copy of “Tomorow They Will Kiss” by Eduardo Santiago from Back Bay Books.
From the press page:
Like her native Cuba, Graciela Altamira is beautiful, defiant, passionate, and constantly threatened with some kind of trouble.
Far from her tropical home, toiling in a New Jersey doll factory, Graciela longs for the same happy ending that seems always to come in her beloved telenovelas-a kiss powerful enough to erase the sins of her past and the haunting memory of her homeland.
But how can she forget when she lives among the ghosts of that little Cuban town? With Caridad and Imperio-two women Graciela has known since girlhood-by her side in the factory, it seems she’ll never be free of her past, never truly able to pursue the possibility of love she finds quite unexpectedly in the cold, gray New Jersey winter. Tomorrow They Will Kiss is a novel as irresistible as gossip, as addictive as a soap opera-a tale of love pursued at any cost, of how friendship and history unite us for better or worse, and of the hope for that redemptive kiss capable of reconciling estranged lovers and countries
It’s a good thing Im not blogging this week as I look forward to reading some fiction and getting away from it all.