Book Reviews of Bitter Grounds

Bitter Grounds
Bitter Grounds
Author: Sandra Benitez
ISBN-13: 9780312195410
ISBN-10: 0312195419
Publication Date: 8/15/1998
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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4.6 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
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I absolutely adored this book. Unfortunately, because of that, I will not be reposting it as I plan to keep it and loan it out to my daughter and girlfriends.
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Three generations of workers and coffee plantation owners - through the oftentimes discouraging politics, uprisings, poverty, family tragedies in El Salvador. Beautifully written.
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Really a good book regarding coffee growing plantations in El Salvador. Very moving and lyrical.
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This is really a paperback even though it comes up as hardcover.
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Wow, I'm an avid reader of literature and this book is one of the best I've read in years, a real classic. Set on a fina, coffee plantation in San Salvador you follow 3 generations of a family and the wealthy family they work for.

I learned so much about the San Salvadorian history and culture. The characters are all wonderfully drawn, and interwoven into each other's lifes. Benitez is a wonderful story teller!
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"Explores passion, politics, love, death, and betrayal in an intricately plotted mystery... Moving and lyrical."-Ms.