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A Place Called Milagro de la Paz
by Manlio Argueta
translated by Michael B. Miller
Northwestern University Press, 2000
Paper: 978-1-880684-68-9
Library of Congress Classification PQ7539.2.A68M5513 2000
Dewey Decimal Classification 863.64

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This remarkable novel continues the saga of life among the common people in El Salvador begun with One Day of Life. A Place Called Milagro de la Paz tells the story of the courage and strength of two women, a single mother and her daughter, who have to overcome the trauma of the murder of the mother's older daughter and survive in an atmosphere of bitter poverty. The book is filled, however, with magical, lyric moments of love and hope, especially surrounding the figure of a strange young girl with butterflies in her hair who appears suddenly and adopts the family. The tiny family group bravely preserves traditional values in spite of fear and repression.
 
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