Of Women and Salt: A Novel Audiobook, by Gabriela Garcia Play Audiobook Sample

Of Women and Salt: A Novel Audiobook

Of Women and Salt: A Novel Audiobook, by Gabriela Garcia Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Gabriela Garcia, Frankie Corzo Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250790972

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Total Audiobook Chapters:

16

Longest Chapter Length:

54:42 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

28 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

26:42 minutes

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK This program includes a bonus conversation between the author and Roxane Gay. A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt. From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Gabriela Garcia's Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals—personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others—that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America’s most tangled, honest, human roots. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books "Of Women and Salt is a fierce and powerful debut. Garcia wields narrative power, cultivating true and profound work on migration, legacy, and survival."--Terese Marie Mailhot, bestselling author of Heart Berries “Gabriela Garcia captures the lives of Cuban women in a world to which they refuse to surrender and she does so with precision and generosity and beauty.”--Roxane Gay, bestselling author of Hunger and Bad Feminist "[A] beautifully evocative first novel...This book is shaped, and given buoyancy, by Garcia’s sharp prose and by Jeanette’s ability to continue believing that the unexpected is possible, even as it repeatedly fails to materialize." —New York Times Book Review

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“Gabriela Garcia captures the lives of Cuban women in a world to which they refuse to surrender and she does so with precision and generosity and beauty.”

— Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author 

Quotes

  • “Captures the hope and pain of immigration and the terror of deportation with an unsentimental yet empathetic eye.”

    — New York Times Book Review
  • “Garcia’s debut novel is…both epic and intimate.”

    — O, The Oprah Magazine
  • “Shines a brilliant light on the broken immigration system and legacy of trauma for the people who endure it.”

    — Ms. Magazine
  • Gabriela Garcia captures the lives of Cuban women in a world to which they refuse to surrender and she does so with precision and generosity and beauty.

    — Roxane Gay, bestselling author of Hunger and Bad Feminist

Awards

  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week
  • A Good Morning America Book Club Pick
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month Pick
  • An Indie Next List Selection for April
  • New York Times bestseller
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick
  • Among longlisted titles for Washington Post Best Books of the Year, 2021
  • Among longlisted titles for Boston Globe Best Books of the Year, 2021

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About Frankie Corzo

Frankie Corzo is a film and voice-over actress and audiobook narrator. She obtained a BA degree in theater studies from Montclair State University.