From the internationally bestselling author of The Island comes a dazzling new novel of family betrayals, forbidden love, and historical turmoil. Sonia knows nothing of Granada's shocking past, but ordering a simple cup of coffee in a quiet cafÉ will lead her into the extraordinary tale of a... show more
From the internationally bestselling author of The Island comes a dazzling new novel of family betrayals, forbidden love, and historical turmoil. Sonia knows nothing of Granada's shocking past, but ordering a simple cup of coffee in a quiet cafÉ will lead her into the extraordinary tale of a family's fight to survive the horror of the Spanish Civil War. Seventy years earlier, in the RamÍrez family's cafÉ, Concha and Pablo's children relish an atmosphere of hope. Antonio is a serious young teacher, Ignacio a flamboyant matador, and Emilio a skilled musician. Their sister, Mercedes, is a spirited girl whose sole passion is dancing, until she meets Javier and an obsessive love affair begins. But Spain is a country in turmoil. In the heat of civil war, everyone must take a side and choose whether to submit, to fight, or to attempt escape.
Publish date: October 6th 2009
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
3,5 starsHum... Não melhor que o primeiro romance. Review completa aqui: http://labirinto-livros.blogspot.com/2011/11/o-regresso.html
I DIDN'T like this, not at all!!! Look, I gave it a very good fair chance...... I can think of two positive things to say about this book. 1. Flamenco is superbly described with an emtion that totally pulls the reader in.2. The reader is given a clear resumé of the time leading up Spanish Civil War ...
Truly AWFUL writing. I had to give up after about 110 pages. Too bad. This could have been a good story about the Spanish Civil War from a different perspective.
Gripping account of the Spanish Civil WarThe body of this book consists the story of the Ramirez family of Granada during the Spanish Republic, the Civil War and the ensuing years. It is a tremendously powerful narrative and cannot fail to stir the emotions. The detail reflects the huge effort that ...