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The Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engel
Literary fiction

The Veins of the Ocean

by Patricia Engel

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Lush and entrancing, steeped in love and sorrow, faith and myth... A novel about redemption and place and home and the bonds of family, how inescapable they are, for better and worse.

Why I love it

South Florida is a world unto itself. When I am there, I always marvel at the wildly diverse people. Miami, in particular, is full of strangers in a strange land, people trying so hard to create a sense of home so far from the homes they have long known. As a writer, as a child of immigrants whose parents had to create a new home in the U.S., I am endlessly curious about the lives of other displ...

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    June 2016